(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.
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: