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10,998 new unemployment claims filed in Tennessee for the week ending Aug. 22

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development said that 2,265 new claims were filed in Shelby County.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennesseans filed 10,998 new unemployment claims for the week ending Aug. 22, that's down from 13,806 the week before, according to officials with the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

They released a new report Thursday morning. In it, they also said that 2,265 new claims were filed in Shelby County.

Tennessee officials also released these numbers for weekly unemployment claim totals in the past 23 weeks:

  • 13,806 new unemployment claims for the week ending Aug. 15
  • 10,036 new unemployment claims for the week ending Aug.8
  • 11,690 new unemployment claims for the week ending Aug.1
  • 19,461 new unemployment claims for the week ending July 25
  • 25,794 new unemployment claims for the week ending July 18
  • 22,431 new unemployment claims for the week ending July 11
  • 25,843 new unemployment claims for the week ending July 4
  • 22,256 new claims for the week ending June 27
  • 21,155 new claims for the week ending June 20
  • 19,925 new claims for the week ending June 13
  • 21,417 new claims for the week ending June 6
  • 22,784 new claims for the week ending May 30
  • 26,041 new claims for the week ending May 23
  • 28,692 new claims for the week ending May 16
  • 29,308 new claims for the week ending May 9
  • 37,319 new claims for the week ending May 2
  • 43,792 new claims for the week ending  April 25
  • 68,968 new claims for the week ending April 18
  • 74,772 new claims for the week ending April 11
  • 116,141 new claims for the week ending April 4
  • 94,492 new claims for the week ending March 28
  • 39,096 new claims for the week ending March 21
  • 2,702 new claims for the week ending March 14

See the full county-by-county data HERE.

Nationally, the number of weekly job cuts has steadily declined since the coronavirus first struck hard in March, forcing business closures and tipping the economy into recession.

Experts warn that a resurgence of COVID-19 cases could derail the economic recovery.