Nearly 10K new unemployment claims filed last week in Tennessee

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — More than 871,000 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 Oct. 3 was 9,839, up just slightly from the previous week, when 9,802 new claims were filed. This was the second-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 125,238 for the week ending Oct. 3, which is down by more than 10,000 from the previous week.

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