US DOL Unemployment Claims Report 8/6: 37,680 new claims filed in TN and VA
Nearly 38,000 first-time unemployment claims were filed last week in Tennessee and Virginia.
The US Dept. of Labor weekly jobless claims report says for the week ending Aug. 1, Tennessee had 11,690 new claims, while in Northeast Tennessee, 1,004 new claims were filed, while 12,566 claims were continued.
In Virginia, 25,990 first-time jobless claims were filed.
Both Tennessee and Virginia experienced large first time claim decreases from the prior reporting week. Below is the state and local unemployment claims breakdown:
TN- 11,690 (19,461 last week, 7,771 less- last week’s number from the state department of labor)
VA- 25,990 (42,966 last week, 16,976 less)
NETN Claims for week ending 8.1.2020
Carter County- 75 new claims (1,028 continued claims)
Greene County- 182 new claims (2,151 continued claims)
Hawkins County- 116 new claims (1,454 continued claims)
Johnson County- 25 new claims (194 continued claims)
Sullivan County- 383 new claims (3,999 continued claims)
Unicoi County- 29 new claims (369 continued claims)
Washington County- 194 new claims (3,371 continued claims)
Total- 1,004 new claims (12,566 continued claims)