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Continued unemployment claims decrease in Tennessee

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Published: May. 21, 2020 at 9:00 AM EDT
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Are Tennesseeans getting back to work? A newly reported decrease in continued claims suggests that fewer people are in need of unemployment benefits.

New claims were down in the state as well.

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

Week 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

New Claims Since March 15 532,580

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