Continuous Unemployment Claims Continue to Drop While New Claims Rise in Tennessee

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NASHVILLE, TN (WDEF) – Continuous unemployment claims in Tennessee dropped to 184,781 while new claims rose for the week of August 29. The number of new claims is 12,035, an increase from 10,988 the previous week. The previous number of continued claims was 191,204, making 16 straight weeks of decreasing claims. These numbers are from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce.

New Hamilton County claims dropped to 505 from 523. Shelby County continues to see the highest number of new claims in the state with 2,407. Davidson County was the second highest with 1,436 new claims and Knox County saw 617 new claims. Rutherford County had 541 new claims.

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Statewide Data:

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
Claims Since March 15 818,149
Southeast Tennessee New Claims Continuous Claims
Hamilton County 505 9,908
Bradley County 194 2,545
McMinn County 92 1,128
Rhea County 52 730
Marion County 42 565
Polk County 15 249
Grundy County 32 264
Meigs County 36 291
Bledsoe County 18 138
Sequatchie County 25 243