DATA: About 1.85% of Georgetown working population filed unemployment claims in the last month

Unemployment claim counts continue to drop, according to Texas Workforce Commission data. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Unemployment claim counts continue to drop, according to Texas Workforce Commission data. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Unemployment claim counts continue to drop, according to Texas Workforce Commission data. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

About 1.85% of Georgetown’s working population filed unemployment claims over the last month, according a Texas Workforce Commission unemployment claim dashboard.

Between May 20 and June 20, Georgetown had 720 residents in the city’s three ZIP codes—78626, 78628 and 78633—file unemployment claims about two months after businesses began to open May 1, data shows.

The one-month snapshot has dropped significantly from 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.

Williamson County also dropped from one slot, from 13th to 14th, among the Texas counties with highest unemployment counts. It reported 5,262 claims over the past month.

The county’s unemployment claims count has too significantly dropped. 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.

78626

  • Population: 34,832

  • Working population: 17,518

  • Unemployment claim count: 356

  • Male: 177

  • Female: 179




78628


  • Population: 32,341

  • Working population: 14,790

  • Unemployment claim count: 260

  • Male: 134

  • Female: 126




78633


  • Population: 28,080

  • Working population: 6,614

  • Unemployment claim count: 104

  • Male: 37

  • Female: 67




Georgetown (three ZIP codes combined)


  • Population: 95,253

  • Working population: 38,922

  • Unemployment claim count: 720

  • Male: 348

  • Female: 372




Williamson County


  • Population: 571,610

  • Working population: 300,059

  • Unemployment claim count: 5,262

  • Male: 2,575

  • Female: 2,679

  • Gender unknown: 8



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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