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.
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Working population: 17,518
Unemployment claim count: 400
Working population: 14,790
Unemployment claim count: 259
Working population: 6,614
Unemployment claim count: 116
Georgetown (three ZIP codes combined)
Working population: 38,922
Unemployment claim count: 775
Working population: 300,059
Unemployment claim count: 5,391
Gender unknown: 7