Dept. of Labor: 53,049 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 53,049 new unemployment claims filed in Tennessee and Virginia last week.

According to a report from the department, 31,095 claims were filed in Virginia during the week ending on January 9 along with Tennessee’s 21,954.

Tennessee reported an increase in new unemployment claims as compared to the week before. The DOL reports there were 16,554 new claims filed the week ending on January 2, marking a week-to-week difference of 5,400 claims.

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development reports 1,002,908 unemployment claims have been filed in the state since March 15.

In Northeast Tennessee, TDLWD says 1,292 new claims have been filed for the week ending on January 9:

COUNTYINITIALCONTINUING
Sullivan4221,043
Washington288770
Carter106324
Greene201742
Hawkins191376
Unicoi36130
Johnson48107

Virginia reported an increase in new claims.

According to the DOL report, 31,095 initial unemployment claims were filed in Virginia during the week ending on January 9. The prior week, 19,530 adjusted new claims were filed.

To view the entire DOL report, click here.

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