US DOL Unemployment Claims Report 9/17: 22,392 first time jobless claims filed last week in TN and VA
Over 22,000 first time jobless claims were reported last week in Tennessee and Virginia.
The weekly unemployment claims report from the US Dept. of Labor says for the week ending Sept. 12, 10,771 residents in Tennessee filed for first time claims, while 11,621 people in Virginia filed for first time claims.
Locally, 493 first time jobless claims were filed last week in Northeast TN, while 8,669 claims were continued from the week prior. Below is the state and local breakdown of newest unemployment numbers:
TN- 10,771 (12,310 the week prior, 1,539 less claims)
VA- 11,621 (11,135 the week prior, 486 more claims)
Northeast TN Claims By County
Carter- 23 new (736 continued claims)
Greene- 100 new (1,531 continued claims)
Hawkins- 66 new (900 continued claims)
Johnson- 15 new (164 continued claims)
Sullivan- 160 new (2,784 continued claims)
Unicoi- 14 new (265 continued claims)
Washington- 115 new (2,289 continued claims)
Total- 493 new claims (8,669 continued claims)