Pace slows, but pandemic job losses near 80,000 in Memphis area

By , Daily Memphian Updated: May 14, 2020 3:09 PM CT | Published: May 14, 2020 7:50 AM CT

The southwest Tennessee region including Memphis reported 6,634 new unemployment claims in week ending May 9, pushing the total near 80,000 since COVID-19 business closings began.

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Wayne Risher

Wayne Risher

Business news reporter, 43-year veteran of print journalism, 35-year resident of Memphis, University of Georgia alumnus and proud father and spouse of University of Memphis graduates.


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