11K+ new unemployment claims filed last week in Tennessee

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — More than 771,000 new unemployment claims have been filed in Tennessee since mid-March, 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 August 1 was 11,690, the lowest number of new claims since the week ending March 14, when the pandemic began and approximately 2,702 new claims were made.

The number of continued unemployment claims in Tennessee was 224,093 for the week ending August 1, which is down by about 18,000 from the previous week.

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

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