The U.S. Department of Labor reports that there were 24,797 new unemployment claims filed in Tennessee and Virginia last week. There were 14,761 new claims filed in Virginia during the week ending on August 8, down from 25,990 claims the week before. There were 10,036 new claims filed in Tennessee last week, 1,654 less claims than the week before. There were only 712 new claims filed in Northeast Tennessee. Since March 15, there have been 781,310 unemployment claims filed in Tennessee.
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