Dept. of Labor: 42,578 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 42,578 new unemployment claims filed in Tennessee and Virginia last week.

According to a report from the department, 24,341 claims were filed in Virginia during the week ending on January 16 along with Tennessee’s 18,237.

Tennessee reported a decrease in new unemployment claims as compared to the week before. The DOL reports there were 21,954 new claims filed the week ending on January 9, marking a week-to-week difference of 3,717 claims.

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development reports 1,021,145 unemployment claims have been filed in the state since March 15.

In Northeast Tennessee, TDLWD says 959 new claims have been filed for the week ending on January 16:

COUNTYINITIALCONTINUING
Sullivan343912
Washington188650
Carter82253
Greene162550
Hawkins116334
Unicoi19118
Johnson4966

Virginia also reported a decrease in new claims.

According to the DOL report, 24,341 initial unemployment claims were filed in Virginia during the week ending on January 16. The prior week, 28,227 adjusted new claims were filed.

To view the entire DOL report, click here.

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