Tennesseans filed 13,291 unemployment claims
for the week ending April 17, according to officials with the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

Only in January 2020 were higher unemployment claims filed.

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"Sen. Jon Lundberg (R,

"Sen. Jon Lundberg (R, Bristol), who took over the bill from Sen. Art Swann, passed an amended SB1042 through the Republican-dominated Senate Commerce and Labor Committee"...

The bill proposes to reduce the number of weeks a person can receive unemployment and increase weekly unemployment payments by $25/week to $50/week, from $275 to $300-$325/week.

"Most states allow 26 weeks for unemployment benefits. In contrast, Georgia, Nevada, Hawaii and Kentucky all allow 16 or less, but their maximum weekly benefits are much higher than Tennessee’s. Georgia’s is $365, Nevada’s is $450, Hawaii’s is $648 and Kentucky’s is $552."

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