New Unemployment Claims in Tennessee (Weekly and Bi-Weekly)

Nov 19, 2020 at 10:46 am by WGNS


New unemployment claims are down slightly in Tennessee since the start of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The most recent week ending on November 14th closed with 6,182 new unemployment claims being filed, according to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. That number is down compared to the previous week that closed on November 7th with 7,221 new claims being filed.

Since March 15th, there have been 919,763 jobless claims filed in Tennessee. That number represents filings related to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Meanwhile, the number of jobless claims that were officially approved in Tennessee are on a steady path down.  Currently, there are 53,976 approved recipients receiving unemployment benefits in the Volunteer State which are categorized as “Continued Claims.”  These continued claims are the number of claims continued with weekly certifications since the start of the pandemic.

To date, $29,223,317 in federal payments have been paid in Tennessee since March 15, 2020.

In Rutherford County, there are 2,340 continued jobless claims. The previous week in Rutherford County closed with 2,574 residents receiving unemployment benefits.

Bi-Weekly Unemployment Claim Numbers (TN):

NOV 1 - NOV 14:  13,403 New Unemployment Claims in TN
OCT 18 - OCT 31: 14,762 New Unemployment Claims in TN
OCT 4 - OCT 17:   20,018 New Unemployment Claims in TN
SEPT 20 - OCT 3:  19,614 New Unemployment Claims in TN
SEPT 6 - SEPT 19:  22,084 New Unemployment Claims in TN