Dept. of Labor: 22,482 new unemployment claims filed in Tenn. and Va. last week

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In this photo illustration, a person files an application for unemployment benefits on April 16, 2020, in Arlington, Virginia. (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – The U.S. Department of Labor reported 22,482 new unemployment claims filed in Tennessee and Virginia last week.

According to a report from the department, 12,643 claims were filed in Virginia during the week ending on October 3 along with Tennessee’s 9,839.

According to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the week ending on October 3 saw 37 more new claims filed than the week before.

Since March 15, 871,580 Tennesseans have filed for unemployment, according to the department.

In Northeast Tennessee, 554 new claims for unemployment were filed for the week ending on September 26.

COUNTYINITIALCONTINUING
Sullivan2142174
Washington1071,679
Carter46543
Greene981,332
Hawkins84689
Unicoi11182
Johnson19182

In Virginia, the DOL reports an increase in new unemployment claims filed.

According to the DOL report, 12,643 new unemployment claims were filed in Virginia during the week ending on October. The prior week, 9,377 new claims were filed.

To view the entire DOL report, click here.

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