Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

News

Unemployment falls as jobs increase; continued claims fall in Tennessee

Good news and bad news when it comes to Tennessee unemployment claims for last week.

According to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce, new claims for statewide unemployment continued an upward trend for the second straight week, with 22,256 new claims for the week ending June 27. That makes 666,055 new claims filed since COVID-19 pandemic began affecting unemployment in mid-march.

However, continued claims went down for the seventh consecutive week and is now at 262,224 – which is still abnormally high. In Coffee County, there were 2,227 continued claims. Nationally, unemployment fell to 11.1 percent in June as the economy actually added 4.8 million jobs. This is better than the 13.3 percent rate in May.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

You don’t have to drive an hour to get quality apparel! Owen’s Provisions & Apparel right here in Manchester has you covered! 104 W. Fort St. Manchester, TN.

You May Also Like

News

A water main break in the New Union area has left two county schools with no water. New Union Elementary is without water and...

News

A Coffee County Sheriff’s Department deputy has been terminated after he was arrested for alleged DUI while on duty Thursday, Feb. 23. According to...

News

A tragic accident occurred on Monday night at 9:24 PM near 3261 Hillsboro Highway, resulting in the death of 60-year-old Timothy Sullivan. According to...

Sports

District superiority is up for grabs Friday night in Manchester. Coffee County Central’s Lady Red Raiders (no. 4 AP) and the Warren County Lady...