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VOL. 38 | NO. 30 | Friday, July 25, 2014

Despite unemployment plunge, Tennessee numbers up

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits plunged last week, a sign that the economy is building strength.

The Labor Department said Thursday that applications for jobless aid fell 19,000 to a seasonally adjusted 284,000. The fewest people sought benefits since February 2006, almost two years before the start of the Great Recession.

Tennessee applications increased by 3,444 due to layoffs in administration, manufacturing and technical service.

Here are the states with the biggest increases and decreases in applications. The unadjusted data is for the week that ended July 12, one week behind the national figures:

States with the biggest increases:

  • New York: Up 14,427, due to layoffs in transportation and warehousing, construction, and public administration
  • California: Up 11,126, due to layoffs in services
  • Georgia: Up 6,112, due to layoffs in manufacturing, administration, hotels and food service, and construction
  • Texas: Up 5,147, due to layoffs in manufacturing, support services and retail
  • Indiana: Up 4,748, due to layoffs in manufacturing
  • Pennsylvania: Up 4,492, due to layoffs in administration, food services and construction
  • Tennessee
  • Alabama: Up 3,172, due to layoffs in administration, waste management, hotels and food service, manufacturing, transportation and retail

States with the biggest decreases:

  • Michigan: Down 6,846, due to fewer layoffs in manufacturing
  • New Jersey: Down 5,886, due to fewer layoffs in education, transportation and warehousing, hotels and food service, and public administration
  • Kentucky: Down 1,673, no reason given
  • Ohio: Down 1,552, due to fewer layoffs in transportation

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 0 0 0
MORTGAGES 0 0 0
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 0 0 0
BANKRUPTCIES 0 0 0
BUSINESS LICENSES 0 0 0
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 0 0
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 0 0