New Weekly Unemployment Claims in Tennessee Increase By More Than 55 Thousand

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There were 94,492 new unemployment claims in Tennessee last week according to new figures released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce. This is an increase of 55,396 from the previous week when 39,096 new claims were filed.

The Southeast Tennessee Local Workforce Development Area recorded 9,309 unemployment claims. The East Tennessee Workforce area was hardest hit with over 20 thousand new claims.

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More than 6.6 million people applied for unemployment across the nation last week. There were 3,283,000 claims nationwide in the previous week.

Statewide Date:

Week Ending Date Number of New Claims Filed
March 14, 2020 2,702
March 21, 2020 39,096
March 28, 2020 94,492

TN Workforce Development Area Map

Local Workforce Development Area Number of New Claims
Greater Memphis 12,548
Northwest Tennessee 2,299
Southwest Tennessee 2,571
Northern Middle Tennessee 32,246
Southern Middle Tennessee 8,147
Upper Cumberland 3.295
Southeast Tennessee 9,309
East Tennessee 20,025
Northeast Tennessee 4,749
West TN Mobile American Job Center 30
Middle TN Mobile American Job Center 336
East TN Mobile America Job Center 41