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Almost 26,000 new unemployment claims filed in Tennessee for the week ending July 4

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development said that 6,199 new claims were filed in Shelby County.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennesseans filed 25,843 new unemployment claims for the week ending July 4, according to officials with the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

The newest report was released Thursday morning. In it, they also said that 6,199 new claims were filed in Shelby County.

State officials also released numbers for weekly unemployment claim totals in the past 16 weeks:

  • 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

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.

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