For the first time since early April, the number of Tennesseans newly applying for unemployment assistance increased last week by about 5%.
While the number of new people filing for unemployment each week is ticking downward, the cumulative number relying on government assistance continues to add up. Figures from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development out this morning show more than 29,000 Tennesseans applied for unemployment benefits last week, which is still far above pre-pandemic […]
It’s first time there’s been a decrease in three years. Payments are going down about one percent, but the decrease could be short lived.