Benefits ending soon for thousands of unemployed Tennesseans

Blake Farmer has touched base with the Tennessee Department of Labor about the upcoming expiration of extended unemployment benefits for 39,000 people across the state. Starting with the new year, they will very likely no longer get the extra cash from the federal government. Nashville's unemployed, which totaled more than 53,000 in September, account for about 22 percent of the state's jobless. Based on that ratio, about 8,800 people in Middle Tennessee will be affected by the end of extended benefits.