22K+ new unemployment claims filed last week in Tennessee

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — More than 666,000 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 June 27 was 22,256, which was up slightly from the 21,155 new claims the previous week. Those numbers are still up significantly from the week ending March 14 when approximately 2,702 new unemployment claims were filed.

The number of continued unemployment claims in Tennessee was 262,224 for the week ending June 27, which was down more than 4,000 from the previous week.

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