The number of new filings for unemployment is slowly tapering off, but the state has hit a new record for people out of work. Overall, the jobless rate is about 10 times the level in early March.
Tennessee’s unemployment rate is the worst it’s been in a generation, and reflects the most sudden loss of jobs on record, state officials say. The April unemployment rate was 14.7%, which matches the national figure.
Tennessee’s latest week of new unemployment claims isn’t as dramatic as a few weeks ago, but an unusually high number of people are still filing for help. Numbers out on Thursday morning show nearly 29,000 additional Tennesseans applied last week. And more than 314,000 are relying on that assistance.
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 […]
The number of additional people filing for unemployment assistance is continuing to taper off in Tennessee, but numbers released Thursday morning still show above-average claims.
The state Department of Labor and Workforce Development says some Tennesseans who lost their jobs during the coronavirus outbreak can expect to see the extra $600 promised by the federal government in their bank accounts next week.
Some Tennesseans who have lost their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic will soon receive an extra $600 per week in their bank account.
Numbers out Thursday from the state labor department show more than 112,000 Tennesseans filed for unemployment last week. That’s compared to a month ago, when just under 3,000 filed in one week.
Notices go in the mail next week to Tennesseans on the unemployment rolls. They outline new requirements that go into effect September first for getting benefit checks from the state.