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Tennessee unemployment claims hit lowest level since 2020

The last time the number of new unemployment claims was in the range of 6,000 was Dec. 5, 2020, when 6,886 new claims were filed.
Knox County (2,352) and Sevier County (1,519) are among the top five counties with the highest...
Knox County (2,352) and Sevier County (1,519) are among the top five counties with the highest number of continued unemplouemnt claims in the state.(KGNS)
Published: Jul. 16, 2020 at 9:18 AM EDT|Updated: May. 27, 2021 at 8:54 AM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - More than 6,000 new unemployment claims were filed in Tennessee for the week ending on May 22, according to data released Thursday morning by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce.

The latest data showed new unemployment claims have reached the lowest number reported in nearly six months. According to the data, new claims for the week ending May 22 were 6,006, a decrease of about 1,400 from the previous week when 7,405 new claims were filed.

The last time the number of new unemployment claims was in the range of 6,000 was Dec. 5, 2020, when 6,886 new claims were filed.

Data showed 1,181,841 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

48 December 5, 2020 6,886 46,404

49 December 12, 2020 7,464 44,215

50 December 19, 2020 7,411 43,482

51 December 26, 2020 10,198 45,226

52 January 2, 2021 16,554 51,816

01 January 9, 2021 21,954 58,945

02 January 16, 2021 18,237 49,270

03 January 23, 2021 12,050 48,996

04 January 30, 2021 11,497 54,280

05 February 6, 2021 9,498 51,660

06 February 13, 2021 8,116 49,964

07 February 20, 2021 12,077 48,015

08 February 27, 2021 10,355 54,972

09 March 6, 2021 7,407 47,763

10 March 13, 2021 7,580 44,428

11 March 20, 2021 7,332 41,033

12 March 27, 2021 7,598 41,310

13 April 3, 2021 10,847 41,505

14 April 10, 2021 10,869 45,113

15 April 17, 2021 13,291 46,285

16 April 24, 2021 8,702 51,055

17 May 1, 2021 7,872 49,271

18 May 8, 2021 8,194 50,376

19 May 15, 2021 7,405 50,901

20 May 22, 2021 6,006 50,443

New Claims Since March 15: 1,092,145

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