Weekly unemployment claims in Tennessee reach 94K+

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — The number of new unemployment claims in Tennessee jumped from nearly 3,000 to more than 94,000 in a matter of two weeks, according to data released Thursday morning by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce.

The department reported the number of claims for the week ending March 28 was 94,492. The previous week’s number was 39,096 and the week before that was 2,702.

The largest number of new claims was in the area of Northern Middle Tennessee, which includes Nashville, where there were 32,246 new claims for the week ending March 28.

COVID-19 in Tennessee

(This reflects what the TDH is reporting each day at 2 p.m. CST )

Coronavirus-related deaths in Tennessee

County# of Deaths
Anderson1
Bedford2
Benton1
Blount3
Bradley1
Campbell1
Carroll1
Carter1
Cumberland1
Davidson25
Fayette1
Franklin1
Gibson1
Greene2
Grundy1
Hamblen2
Hamilton13
Hawkins2
Haywood1
Humphreys1
Knox5
Macon3
Madison1
Marion1
Marshall1
McMinn1
Monroe1
Montgomery2
Obion1
Putnam5
Rutherford11
Sevier1
Shelby44
Smith1
Sullivan1
Sumner37
Trousdale1
Williamson9
Wilson4
Out of state3
Total Deaths (as of 4/29/20)195

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