JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – The U.S. Department of Labor reported 22,392 new unemployment claims filed in Tennessee and Virginia last week.
According to a report from the department, 11,621 claims were filed in Virginia during the week ending on September 12 along with Tennessee’s 10,771.
According to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the week ending on September 12 saw 935 fewer new claims filed than the week before.
Since March 15, 840,626 Tennesseans have filed for unemployment, according to the department.
In Northeast Tennessee, 493 new claims for unemployment were filed for the week ending on September 12.
In Virginia, the DOL reports a small increase in new unemployment claims filed.
According to the DOL report 11,621 new unemployment claims were filed in Virginia during the week ending on September 12. The prior week had seen 11,135 new claims filed.
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