The U.S. Department of Labor reports that there were 48,009 new unemployment claims filed in Tennessee and Virginia last week. Virginia had 28,084 new claims filed in the week ending on June 13. The DOL reports that there was a slight decrease in new claims in Virginia, as there were 30,164 claims filed the week prior. Tennessee had 19,925 new claims filed last week. The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development reports that each week since April 4 has seen fewer new unemployment claims filed. Since March 15, there have been 622,644 unemployment claims filed in Tennessee. There were 649 new claims filed in Northeast Tennessee, down from 699 claims filed the week prior.
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