DATA: Georgetown unemployment claims tick back up as pandemic continues

Unemployment claims by Georgetown residents continue to drop as the pandemic continues, according to Texas Workforce Commission data. (Designed by Chance Flowers/Community Impact Newspaper)
Unemployment claims by Georgetown residents continue to drop as the pandemic continues, according to Texas Workforce Commission data. (Designed by Chance Flowers/Community Impact Newspaper)

Unemployment claims by Georgetown residents continue to drop as the pandemic continues, according to Texas Workforce Commission data. (Designed by Chance Flowers/Community Impact Newspaper)

The number of Georgetown residents claiming unemployment increased 7.19% from last week’s report, according to data provided by the Texas Workforce Commission.

Between June 10 and July 11, Georgetown had 775 residents in the city’s three ZIP codes—78626, 78628 and 78633—file unemployment claims, data shows. Between June 3 and July 4, 723 residents claimed unemployment.

Businesses reopened in Georgetown on May 1, but as cases continue to spike in Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott has paused the state’s reopening, even returning to previous restrictions.

Williamson County saw its highest number of daily hospitalizations on July 21 with 15. Its ICU available capacity was at 5%.

The one-month unemployment snapshot, however, has dropped significantly from the TWC’s March 16-April 16 report, when Georgetown had 3,113 claims, the highest number of claims within a month since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.


In addition, Williamson County remained 16th among the Texas counties with highest unemployment counts, but its total count also increased. Between June 10 and July 11, the county reported 5,391 claims, an increase of 146 total claims from the previous week’s report.

At its peak during the pandemic, Williamson County had 23,211 unemployment claims between March 16 and April 16. Here is a breakdown of unemployment claims in Georgetown’s three ZIP codes as well as a combination of that data to represent the city. The mapping was developed by the TWC Labor Market and Career Information Department. Data is released weekly highlighting the prior four weeks causing overlap from week to week.

Click the black arrow for more data.

78626

Population: 34,832

Working population: 17,518

Unemployment claim count: 400

Male: 189

Female: 211

78628

Population: 32,341

Working population: 14,790

Unemployment claim count: 259

Male: 129

Female: 130

78633

Population: 28,080

Working population: 6,614

Unemployment claim count: 116

Male: 58

Female: 58

Georgetown (three ZIP codes combined)

Population: 95,253

Working population: 38,922

Unemployment claim count: 775

Male: 376

Female: 399

Williamson County

Population: 571,610

Working population: 300,059

Unemployment claim count: 5,391

Male: 2,654

Female: 2,730

Gender unknown: 7
By Ali Linan
Ali Linan began covering Georgetown for Community Impact Newspaper in 2018. Her reporting focuses on education and Williamson County. Ali hails from El Paso and graduated from Syracuse University in 2017.


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