10K+ new unemployment claims filed last week in Tennessee

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — More than 10,000 new unemployment claims were filed in Tennessee last week, according to data released Thursday morning by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce.

The department reported the number of new claims for the week ending Feb. 27 was 10,355, down from the previous week when 12,077 new claims were filed. The number remains up from the week ending March 14, 2020, when approximately 2,702 new claims were made.

The number of continued unemployment claims in Tennessee was 54,972 for the week ending Feb. 27, an increase from the previous week, when there were 48,015 continued claims.

A total of 1,084,738 new unemployment claims have been filed in Tennessee since March 14, 2020.

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