The U.S. Department of Labor reports 22,482 new unemployment claims were filed in Tennessee and Virginia last week. There were 12,643 new claims filed in Virginia, an increase from the 9,377 claims filed the week prior. There were 9,839 claims filed in Tennessee during the week ending on October 3, 37 more claims than the week before. There were 579 new claims filed in Northeast Tennessee last week. According to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, there has been 871,580 unemployment claims filed in Tennessee since March 15.
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