The recent spike in unemployment claims is the highest reported since the end of July.
Tennessee reported that 67,727 claims have been paid and the payments totaled $22,239,826.
Here’s a breakdown --
- Total Claims Paid: 67,727
- Total Payments: $22,239,826
- TN Payments: $6,349,056
- Federal Payments: $115,890,770
New claims filed are considered the number of individuals filing new unemployment claims for the previous week. Continues claims are the number of claims continued with weekly certifications.
Nationwide, the number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell slightly to 787,000, evidence of a job market stumbling in the face of the viral pandemic and the damage it has inflicted on the economy for nearly 10 months.