Unemployment Claims down by 3,400 in Tennessee

Jul 16, 2020 at 10:25 am by WGNS

The numbers for those filing unemployment in Tennessee continue to go up and down.

According to the Labor and Workforce Development Department, at the close of this past week on July 11th Tennessee saw 22,431 new persons file an unemployment claim. That number is down by 3,400 claims when compared to the close of the previous week (ending on July 4, 2020).


The peak of new unemployment claims during the COVID-19 Pandemic came on April 4th with more than 116-thousand new persons filing for unemployment in the Volunteer State.

Since the start of the coronavirus in March (2020), there have been 714,329 new unemployment claims filed in Tennessee. That number now stands at a record level beating all past unemployment surges in the history of Tennessee.

In Rutherford County, there have been 14,767 claims filed during the COVID-19 Pandemic. In March, that number started at 811 new claims and grew. 

Nearby Counties (New Claims during Pandemic):

• Wilson County: 5,392 Unemployment Claims
• Cannon County: 354 Unemployment Claims
• Bedford County: 1,554 Unemployment Claims
• Marshall County: 1,335 Unemployment Claims
• Williamson County: 5,902 Unemployment Claims
• Davidson County: 44,763 Unemployment Claims

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