Unemployment Claims Up In The Area
Unemployment claims took a tick upwards in the area for the week ending September 18th. In Cocke County there were 114 persons who filed for initial benefits…that goes with 139 continued claims. Greene County saw 245 new filings with 220 continued…Hamblen county had 184 new claims with 249 continued. Jefferson county saw 127 new claims with 150 continued and Sevier county had 195 new unemployment filings with 253 continued claims. The latest unemployment rate for the state is at 4.6%.