New unemployment numbers

(WSMV) - New unemployment claims filed last week continued to rise for the second week in a row in Tennessee.

A new report on Thursday morning shows there have been 22,256 new unemployment claims filed, bringing the total number to 666,055 since March 15, 2020, according to the TN Department of Labor and Workforce

The state reports that 282,770 claims have been paid and the payments totaled to $259,509,032. Here's how it is broken down:

Total Claims Paid:         282,770

Total Payments:            $259,509,032

TN Payments:                $0*

Federal Payments:        $259,509,032

*TUC payments paid through federal CARES Act Funding

Last week's numbers show another spike in claims for the past two weeks compared to the ten weeks prior of declining numbers. 

 Weekly Unemployment Claims
WeekWeek Ending DateNew Claims FiledContinued Claims
10March 14, 20202,70216,342
11March 21, 202039,09616,098
12March 28, 202094,49234,570
13April 4, 2020116,141112,438
14April 11, 202074,772199,910
15April 18, 202068,968267,053
16April 25, 202043, 792324,543
17May 2, 202037,319321,571
18May 9, 202029,308325,095
19May 16, 202028,692314.487
20May 23, 202026,041310,126
21May 30, 202022,784302,260
22June 6, 202021, 417292,234
23June 13, 202019,925280,593
24June 20, 202021,155266,596
25June 27, 202022,256262,224

New claims since March 15th: 666,055

***New Claims Filed: The number of individuals filing new unemployment claims for the week.

***Continued Claims: The number of claims continued with weekly certifications.

Below is the data broken down into regions for the week ending on June 13th: 

Local Workforce Development AreaNew Claims Filed
Greater Memphis5,467
Northwest Tennessee442
Southwest Tennessee591
Northern Middle Tennessee4,880
Southern Middle Tennessee851
Upper Cumberland433
Southeast Tennessee1,510
East Tennessee2,055
Northeast Tennessee649
West TN Mobile American Job Center13
Middle TN Mobile American Job Center44
East TN Mobile American Job Center5


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