- Advertisement -
Home News Region/State Tennessee's unemployment claims drop for a fourth consecutive week

Tennessee’s unemployment claims drop for a fourth consecutive week

NASHVILLE — The number of continued claims for unemployment insurance has dropped in Tennessee for a fourth consecutive week, the Dept. of Labor & Workforce Development reported Thursday.

There were 22,784 new claims filed the week ending May 30 — the lowest number in a single week since the coronavirus outbreak began. There were 302,260 continued claims for the week, down from 310,126 for the week ending May 23 and down from a high of 325,095 for the week ending May 9.

The numbers remain extremely high, however. The 22,784 new claims filed last week remains 10 times higher than the number of new claims filed in the last week before the coronavirus-related layoffs and closures began. That week, March 14, there were only 2,702 new claims.

The number of new claims filed last week included 2,430 in the East Tennessee region, which includes Scott County and most neighboring counties, along with Knoxville and surrounding counties.

There have been more than 580,000 new claims for unemployment in Tennessee since March 15. In total, $285.7 million has been paid out for those claims.

- Story Continues Below -

Join our mailing list

Get headlines delivered directly to your inbox with the Inside Scott Newsletter.

We will not sell or spam your email address.
- Advertisement -
Independent Herald
Contact the Independent Herald at newsroom@ihoneida.com. Follow us on Twitter, @indherald.
- Advertisement -

Stay Connected

9,430FansLike
1,280FollowersFollow
1,692FollowersFollow

Join our mailing list

We will not sell or spam your email address.

The Latest

As February ends, Scott County’s covid cases continue to plummet

As February ended on Sunday, Scott County's active coronavirus cases continued to plummet, dropping to the lowest level in nearly five months. There were 32...

State details allegations of wrongdoing by LaFollette mayor

LAFOLLETTE — The TN Comptroller's Office has released the results of an investigation that resulted in the indictment of LaFollette Mayor Michael Ray Stanfield...

Eight valedictorians top Scott High’s graduating class of 2021

Eight valedictorians and two salutatorians top Scott High School's list of top academic students in the 2021 graduating class, principal Melissa Rector announced Sunday. Rector...

More than 3.5 inches of rain fell over the weekend

National Weather Service estimates indicate that Scott County was the bullseye for excessive rainfall during the extremely wet final weekend of February, with more...

Related Stories

State details allegations of wrongdoing by LaFollette mayor

LAFOLLETTE — The TN Comptroller's Office has released the results of an investigation that resulted in the indictment of LaFollette Mayor Michael Ray Stanfield...

Lawmakers eye changes to the way Tennessee selects its attorney general

NASHVILLE — A resolution allowing voters to change the way Tennessee’s Attorney General is selected was approved on Tuesday by the Senate Judiciary Committee. ...

Lee cites falling covid numbers, says Tennessee approach was correct

NASHVILLE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee all but declared victory over coronavirus on Monday. Delivering his third State of the State address to a joint...

Update: Gov. Lee proposes $200m broadband investment, money for teachers, other funding

NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Lee on Monday proposed a $200 million investment into rural Tennessee broadband. The proposal was detailed during the governor's State of...

Gov. Lee to propose internet investment in rural Tennessee

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee will propose an investment in broadband development in rural Tennessee as part of his State of the State address Monday...
- Advertisement -