28,692 UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS IN TENNESSEE – LABOR SHORTAGE TO PROCESS CLAIMS (VIDEO)

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennesseans filed 28,692 new unemployment claims for the week ending May 16, according to officials with the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

They released a new report Thursday morning. In it, they said that 3,183 new claims were filed in East Tennessee.

Tennessee officials released these numbers for weekly unemployment claim totals in the past 9 weeks:

  • 29,308 new claims for the week ending May 9
  • 37,319 new claims for the week ending May 2
  • 43,792 new claims for the week ending  April 25
  • 68,968 new claims for the week ending April 18
  • 74,772 new claims for the week ending April 11
  • 116,141 new claims for the week ending April 4
  • 94,492 new claims for the week ending March 28
  • 39,096 new claims for the week ending March 21
  • 2,702 new claims for the week ending March 14

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