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Important Information Regarding Federal Unemployment Benefits in Tennessee. Click Banner for Details.

COVID-19 Unemployment for Employees

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Work searches become part of your weekly certification process Sunday, October 4, 2020.

The video tutorials below provide you step-by-step assistance with reporting your work searches or activities during the weekly certification process.

This is a guide on how to set up a Virtual Job Recruiter within, which will make it easier for claimants* to both search for jobs & perform their weekly work search certifications

How to File for Unemployment through the Jobs4TN app

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Extended Unemployment Benefits

If you have exhausted your benefits from a state or federal unemployment program, or your benefit year has ended, you may be eligible for additional weeks of benefits provided through the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) program. If you have exhausted your PEUC benefits, you can apply to determine if you are eligible.

To obtain the additional weeks of benefits provided through PEUC, claimants must file a new claim by logging into​ Please note, this is considered a new claim and could take longer than normal to process, delaying your benefit payments.

To qualify for an extension, you must have an eligible Tennessee unemployment claim with a Benefit Year-End (BYE) of 07/01/2019 or greater and not qualify for a standard Tennessee Unemployment Compensation or unemployment compensation in another state. 

For assistance filing a claim for extended benefits, please follow this step-by-step guide:

Filing for Unemployment Benefits

The fastest and most efficient way to file an unemployment claim is to go to Due to the high volume of claims because of the COVID-19 emergency, if you file with any other method you could significantly delay the processing of your claim.

To receive benefits, you are required to complete an online certification each week to confirm you are still unemployed. 

 You can check the status of your claim on your dashboard at

If you are locked out of your account you may submit a ticket to