The extra unemployment relief money that has helped hundreds of thousands of Tennesseans weather the pandemic expires on Friday.
For the third week in a row, new initial unemployment claims are up in Tennessee. Filings had been ticking downward since early April, when more than 115,000 people applied in a single week. In June the number of people applying in a single week dipped just below 20,000. But last week nearly 26,000 people out […]
For the second week in a row, Tennessee has seen an uptick in the number of people newly applying for unemployment, with more than 22,000 filings last week.
For the first time since early April, the number of Tennesseans newly applying for unemployment assistance increased last week by about 5%.
The number of Tennesseans newly applying for — and receiving — unemployment continues to slow. For the first time since March, fewer than 20,000 people newly asked for help last week.
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.