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Tennessee reports lowest new unemployment claims since start of pandemic

Knox County reported the third-highest number of continued unemployment claims in the state behind Shelby and Davidson counties. Knox County reported 2,500 continued claims.
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Published: Jul. 16, 2020 at 9:18 AM EDT|Updated: Dec. 3, 2020 at 8:36 AM EST
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - More than 5,000 new unemployment claims were filed in Tennessee for the week ending in November 28, according to data released Thursday morning by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce.

The latest data showed new unemployment claims have decreased after a slight increase the week before. Officials reported 5,789 new claims for the week ending in Nov. 28.

Knox County reported the third-highest number of continued unemployment claims in the state behind Shelby and Davidson counties. Knox County reported 2,500 continued claims.

Data showed 932,425 new unemployment claims have been filed in Tennessee since mid-March.

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development released the latest unemployment claim data Thursday morning:

Week Ending Date New Claims Filed Continued Claims

10 March 14, 2020 2,702 16.342

11 March 21, 2020 39,096 16,098

12 March 28, 2020 94,492 34,570

13 April 4, 2020 116,141 112,438

14 April 11, 2020 74,772 199,910

15 April 18, 2020 68,968 267,053

16 April 25, 2020 43,792 324,543

17 May 2, 2020 37,319 321,571

18 May 9, 2020 29,308 325,095

19 May 16, 2020 28,692 314,487

20 May 23, 2020 26,041 310,125

21 May 30, 2020 22,784 302,260

22 June 6, 2020 21,417 292,234

23 June 13, 2020 19,925 280,593

24 June 20, 2020 21,155 266,596

25 June 27, 2020 22,256 262,224

26 July 4, 2020 25,843 256,645

27 July 11, 2020 22,431 251, 924

28 July 18, 2020 25,794 243,405

29 July 25, 2020 19,461 242,397

30 August 1, 2020 11, 690 224, 093

31 August 8, 2020 10,036 208,810

32 August 15, 2020 13,806 204, 726

33 August 22, 2020 10,998 191,204

34 August 29, 2020 12, 035 184,781

35 September 5, 2020 11,706 176,388

36 September 12, 2020 10,771 163,791

37 September 19,2020 11,313 152,195

38 September 25, 2020 9,802 138,727

39 October 3, 2020 9,839 125,238

40 October 10, 2020 10,145 90,507

41 October 17, 2020 9,873 77,740

42 October 24, 2020 7,770 70.982

43 October 31, 2020 6,992 64,188

44 November 7, 2020 7,221 58,298

45 November 14, 2020 6, 182 53,976

46 November 21, 2020 6,873 51,624

47 November 28, 2020 5,789 46,685

New Claims Since March 15: 932,425

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