Dept. of Labor: 30,577 new unemployment claims filed in Tenn. and Va. last week

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JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – The U.S. Department of Labor reported 30,577 new unemployment claims filed in Tennessee and Virginia last week.

According to a report from the department, 13,806 new claims were filed in Tennessee and 16,771 were filed in Virginia during the week ending on August 15.

According to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the week ending on August 15 saw 3,770 more new claims filed than the week before.

Since March 15, 795,116 Tennesseans have filed for unemployment, according to the department.

In Northeast Tennessee, 749 new claims for unemployment were filed for the week ending on August 15.


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

16,771 Virginians filed unemployment claims last week, an increase over the prior week’s 13,265 new claims.

To view the entire DOL report, click here.

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