New Tennessee Unemployment Claims Drop Below 10,000 for First Time Since March

NASHVILLE, TN (WDEF) – New unemployment claims dropped below 10,000 for the first time since March in Tennessee. There were 9,802 new claims for the week of September 26, down from 11,313 the week before. The number of continuous claims dropped to its lowest number since the first week of April with 138,727 claims. These numbers are from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce.

New Hamilton County claims dropped to 456 from 485. Shelby County continues to see the highest number of new claims in the state with 2,016. Davidson County was the second highest with 1,375 new claims and Knox County saw 549 new claims.

Statewide Data:
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Week Ending Date Number of New Claims Filed Continued Claims
March 14, 2020 2,702 16,342
March 21, 2020 39,096 16,098
March 28, 2020 94,492 34,570
April 4, 2020 116,141 112,438
April 11, 2020 74,772 199,910
April 18, 2020 68,968 267,053
April 25, 2020 43,792 324,543
May 2, 2020 37,319 321,571
May 9, 2020 29,308 325,095
May 16, 2020 28,692 314,487
May 23, 2020 26,041 310,126
May 30, 2020 22,784 302,260
June 6, 2020 21,417 292,234
June 13, 2020 19,925 280,593
June 20, 2020 21,155 266,596
June 27, 2020 22,256 262,224
July 4, 2020 25,843 256,645
July 11, 2020 22,431 251,924
July 18, 2020 25,794 243,405
July 25, 2020 19,461 242,397
August 1, 2020 11,690 224,093
August 8, 2020 10,036 208,810
August 15, 2020 13,806 204,726
August 22, 2020 10,988 191,204
August 29, 2020 12,035 184,781
September 5, 2020 11,706 176,388
September 12, 2020 10,771 163,791
September 19, 2020 11,313 152,195
September 26, 2020 9,802 138,727
Claims Since March 15 861,741

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Southeast Tennessee New Claims Continuous Claims
Hamilton County 456 7,235
Bradley County 149 1,913
McMinn County 52 879
Rhea County 50 551
Marion County 27 413
Polk County 24 168
Grundy County 34 183
Meigs County 29 243
Bledsoe County 21 112
Sequatchie County 15 180

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Categories: Bledsoe County, Bradley County, Grundy County, Hamilton County, Jobs & Economy, Local News, Marion County, McMinn County, Meigs County, Polk County, Regional News, Rhea County, Sequatchie County, State News-Tennessee