Nearly 75,000 file for first time jobless claims in TN and VA in the last week
Over 74,000 new unemployment claims have been filed in TN and VA in the last week.
The US Department of Labor released their weekly jobless claim report, and the Volunteer State reported 28,692 first time claims filed for the week ending May 16th, an uptick of 315 claims from the prior week. Northeast TN saw 872 file for first time claims last week. In VA, just under 46,000 jobless claims were filed, a decrease from the last reporting week.
Across America, an additional 2.4 million filed for unemployment claims, bringing a 9th straight week of job losses with now close to 39 million Americans filing for unemployment claims.