Dept. of Labor: 22,713 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 22,713 new unemployment claims filed in Tennessee and Virginia last week.

According to a report from the department, 15,840 claims were filed in Virginia during the week ending on November 21 along with Tennessee’s 6,873.

Since March 15, 926,636 Tennesseans have filed for unemployment, according to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

Tennessee reported a slight increase in claims filed during the week ending on November 21 from the week prior. The prior week, 6,567 claims had been filed in the Volunteer State.

In Northeast Tennessee, 448 new claims for unemployment were filed for the week ending on November 21.

COUNTYINITIALCONTINUING
Sullivan135908
Washington105724
Carter42248
Greene89513
Hawkins50310
Unicoi17106
Johnson1070

Virginia also reported an increase in new claims.

According to the DOL report, 15,840 initial unemployment claims were filed in Virginia during the week ending on November 21. The prior week, 11,088 new claims were filed.

To view the entire DOL report, click here.

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