High jobless rate persists in Memphis

By Updated: June 25, 2020 3:56 PM CT | Published: June 25, 2020 3:48 PM CT

Nearly one in four Memphis area workers filed for unemployment benefits at some point since March 15, data shows. As businesses reopened double-digit unemployment rates continued in May.

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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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