US DOL Unemployment Claims Report 10/1: 21,605 first time unemployment claims filed last week in TN and VA
Nearly 22,000 first time jobless claims were filed last week in TN and VA.
The latest unemployment claims report from the US Dept of Labor says for the week ending Sept. 26, 9,802 first time unemployment claims were filed in TN, while 11,263 first time claims were filed in VA. Tennessee had nearly 2,000 less claims than the week before, while Virginia had close to 700 more claims than the week before. Locally, 594 first time claims were filed last week in Northeast TN, while 7,238 claims were continued.
Below is the state and local unemployment claims breakdown:
TN- 9,802 (11,793 last week, 1,991 less claims)
VA- 11,263 (10,582 last week, 681 more claims)
Northeast TN Claims By County
Carter- 43 new (594 continued claims)
Greene- 105 new (1,379 continued claims)
Hawkins- 60 new (731 continued claims)
Johnson- 17 new (145 continued claims)
Sullivan- 199 new (2,330 continued claims)
Unicoi- 19 new (199 continued claims)
Washington- 111 new (1,860 continued claims)
Total- 554 new (7,238 continued claims)