New jobless filings in Memphis area nearly triple pre-COVID ranks

By , Daily Memphian Updated: April 30, 2020 9:08 AM CT | Published: April 30, 2020 8:59 AM CT

The ranks of Tennesseans unemployed in the Memphis area grew by another 8,215 people last week, reaching 65,147 since the COVID-19 economic shutdown began in mid-March.

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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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