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.
As more businesses in Tennessee begin to reopen, many workers are now weighing a difficult choice: Should they stay home without a paycheck, or should they go back to work to a place where they might be exposed to the virus — and potentially make less than they did on unemployment?
The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development is beginning to process unemployment extensions for residents who have been laid off.
Although new unemployment claims are down significantly compared to a few weeks ago, that doesn’t mean people are necessarily in better shape financially.
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.
After weeks of waiting, people who are self-employed are beginning to receive unemployment benefits. But for many applicants, these deposits are still not the full amount they’re owed.
It appears the unemployment curve may be flattening in Tennessee. The number of people filing for assistance has decreased for the second straight week. But the numbers are still far above normal. Nearly 69,000 additional Tennesseans filed last week, according to new numbers this morning. The total for initial claims during the pandemic now stands […]
For the second week in a row, Tennessee’s website to file for unemployment has been temporarily taken offline so that payments can be processed. The labor department announced on Twitter this morning that the system was overwhelmed. It says Jobs4TN.gov should be back online this afternoon. ALERT: Jobs4TN is currently processing the daily payment register […]
Nearly 75,000 additional Tennesseans filed for unemployment last week. That’s not as many as the week prior — and ends a streak of escalating filing records — but is still far above typical levels before the coronavirus pandemic.
As tens of thousands of Tennesseans file for unemployment — many for the first time ever — the process can be fraught, complex and downright confusing. We’ll do our best to answer as many questions as we can, with help from experts.