New data released Thursday by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development shows that over 16,000 people filed first-time unemployment claims last week. The state says that for the week ending January 2nd, 16,554 people filed jobless claims, the highest number recorded in a single week since the end of July. Today’s figures also represent a 6356-person increase in first-time filers over last week’s number of 10,198. Since the beginning of March, when the effects of the pandemic and the related economic shutdown began to be felt in earnest, 980,983 have filed unemployment claims with the state.
115 Anderson Countians filed for unemployment last week and another 485 people received continued benefit payments. Campbell County had 78 people apply for assistance last week, with another 249 receiving continuing benefits. 72 claims were filed a week ago in Roane County, where 364 continuing claims were paid, and in Morgan County, there were 42 new filings and 112 continued payments.
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New Claims Filed: The number of individuals filing new unemployment claims for the previous week.
Continued Claims: The number of claims continued with weekly certifications.
|WEEK||WEEK ENDING DATE||NEW CLAIMS||CONTINUED CLAIMS|
|New Claims Since March 15||980,983|