June unemployment

The county unemployment map for the month of June shows counties with the lowest rates of unemployment in blue, and counties with the highest rates in red.

While the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic have far from disappeared in Williamson County, a Thursday press release from the state’s Department of Labor shows a significant drop in the number of weekly unemployment payments collected by Williamson County residents.

During the week ending on August 15, a total of 4,574 unemployment payments were delivered to Williamson County residents — the lowest number since the early stages of the pandemic in early April, with the week ending on April 11 seeing 5,790 unemployment payments made in Williamson County.

The new figure shows a moderate improvement over the previous week, in which a total of 4,808 payments were made, and a significant improvement over the height of unemployment in the county in late April, in which a total of 8,917 payments were made during the week ending on April 25.

The 4,574 unemployment payments made last week also shows the 14th consecutive drop in continued unemployment claims, a data point that shows a clear downward trajectory.

Regarding new unemployment claims, or Williamson County residents filing for unemployment for their first time, last week saw a slight increase over the previous week, with 202 county residents filing for unemployment for their first time versus 183 the previous week.

Nevertheless, the number of new claims being filed in Williamson County remains far below its peak in early April, with the week ending on April 4 showing 3,106 new claims filed in Williamson County.

Tennessee as a whole shared a similar trend, with the week ending on August 15 showing the lowest number of continued unemployment claims since April 11 at 204,726.

The number of new claims, much like Williamson County, also saw a slight uptick, with 13,806 Tennesseans filing for unemployment for their first time last week versus 10,036 during the previous week.

Unemployment claims in Williamson County

March 8-14

New claims: 45

Continued claims: 257

March 15-2

New claims: 910

Continued claims: 289

March 22-28

New claims: 2,302

Continued claims: 888

March 29-April 4

New claims: 3,106

Continued claims: 3,164

April 5-11

New claims: 1,711

Continued claims: 5,790

April 12-18

New claims: 1,627

Continued claims: 7,622

April 19-25

New claims: 1,075

Continued claims: 8,817

April 26-May 2

New claims: 895

Continued claims: 8,563

May 3-9

New claims: 643

Continued claims: 8,692

May 10-16

New claims: 562

Continued claims: 8,247

May 17-23

New claims: 505

Continued claims: 7,923

May 24-30

New claims: 392

Continued claims: 7,612

May 31-June 6

New claims: 400

Continued claims: 7,058

June 7-13

New claims: 381

Continued claims: 6,776

June 14-20

New claims: 345

Continued claims: 6,361

June 21-27

New claims: 381

Continued claims: 6,360

June 28 - July 4

New claims: 445

Continued claims: 6,080

July 5 - July 11

New claims: 391

Continued claims: 5,902

July 12 - 18

New claims: 482

Continued claims: 5,679

July 19 - 25

New claims: 381

Continued claims: 5,644

July 26 - August 1

New claims: 207

Continued claims: 5,323

August 2 - 8

New claims: 183

Continued claims: 4,808

August 9 - 15

New claims: 202

Continued claims: 4,574

Unemployment claims statewide

March 8-14

New claims: 2,702

Continued claims: 16,342

March 15-21

New claims: 39,096

Continued claims: 16,098

March 22-28

New claims: 94,492

Continued claims: 34,570

March 29-April 4

New claims: 116,141

Continued claims: 112,438

April 5-11

New claims: 74,772

Continued claims: 199,910

April 12-18

New claims: 68,968

Continued claims: 267,053

April 19-25

New claims: 43,792

Continued claims: 324,543

April 26-May 2

New claims: 37,319

Continued claims: 321,571

May 3-9

New claims: 29,308

Continued claims: 325,095

May 10-16

New claims: 28,692

Continued claims: 314,487

May 17-23

New claims: 26,041

Continued claims: 310,126

May 24-30

New claims: 22,784

Continued claims: 302,260

May 31-June 6

New claims: 21,417

Continued claims: 292,234

June 7-13

New claims: 19,925

Continued claims: 280,593

June 14-20

New claims: 21,155

Continued claims: 266,596

June 21 - 27

New claims: 22,256

Continued claims: 262,224

June 28 - July 4

New claims: 25,843

Continued claims: 256,645

July 5 - July 11

New claims: 22,431

Continued claims: 251,924

July 12 - 18

New claims: 25,794

Continued claims: 243,405

July 19 - 25

New claims: 19,461

Continued claims: 242,397

July 26 - August 1

New claims: 11,690

Continued claims: 224,093

August 2 - 8

New claims: 10,036

Continued claims: 208,810

August 9 - 15

New claims: 13,806

Continued claims: 204,726