DATA: More than 3,100 Georgetown residents claim unemployment in a month

Texas Workforce Commission data shows more than 3,100 Georgetown residents claimed unemployment between March 18 and April 18. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Texas Workforce Commission data shows more than 3,100 Georgetown residents claimed unemployment between March 18 and April 18. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Texas Workforce Commission data shows more than 3,100 Georgetown residents claimed unemployment between March 18 and April 18. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

More than 3,100 Georgetown residents have filed unemployment claims, according a Texas Workforce Commission unemployment claim dashboard. Women have also filed more claims than men, data shows.

Between March 18 and April 18, 3,113 residents of Georgetown’s three ZIP codes—78626, 78628 and 78633—have filed unemployment claims, data shows. Of that, 2,367, or 76.04% were eligible for unemployment benefits, data shows.

While the remaining claims were not eligible for benefits at this time, the TWC said it is actively researching noneligible claims to see if they truly are not eligible or if they are actually eligible for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, the program that aids business owners, self-employed workers, independent contractors, those with limited work history and others not usually eligible for regular state unemployment benefits, according to the TWC.

The TWC expects several self-employed claims currently deemed ineligible to be eligible for PUA, it said.

In addition, more female Georgetown residents claimed unemployment than males at 1,885 and 1,258, respectively.


For Williamson County, 23,211 residents claimed unemployment, data shows. Of those, 17,758, or 76.51%, were eligible for unemployment benefits.

The top five industries with the highest number of claims in Williamson County are full-service restaurants employees, dentist office employees, employees of physician offices except those working in mental health, hotel and motel employees, and civic and social organization employees, data shows.

The current Williamson County "Stay Safe Stay Home" order, which closed many businesses, expires at 11:59 p.m. April 30.

The mapping was developed by the TWC Labor Market and Career Information Department.

Here is a breakdown of unemployment claims in Georgetown’s three ZIP codes, as well as combination of that data to represent the city.

78626

Population: 34,832

Unemployment claim count: 1,491

Male: 591

Female: 900

Eligible for unemployment benefits: 1,139

Not eligible for unemployment benefits: 352*

78628

Population: 32,341

Unemployment claim count: 1,150

Male: 483

Female: 667

Eligible for unemployment benefits: 882

Not eligible for unemployment benefits: 268*

78633

Population: 28,080

Unemployment claim count: 472

Male: 184

Female: 288

Eligible for unemployment benefits: 346

Not eligible for unemployment benefits: 126*

Georgetown (three ZIP codes combined)

Population: 95,253

Unemployment claim count: 3,113

Male: 1,258

Female: 1,885

Eligible for unemployment benefits: 2,367

Not eligible for unemployment benefits: 746*

Williamson County

Population: 571,610

Unemployment claim count: 23,211

Male: 9,499

Female: 13,696

Gender unknown: 16

Eligible for unemployment benefits: 17,758

Not eligible for unemployment benefits: 5,095*

Top five claim industries in Williamson County:

  • full-service restaurants

  • offices of dentists

  • offices of physicians except mental health

  • hotels and motels, except casino hotels

  • civic and social organization


* Not eligible for unemployment benefits refers to a snapshot in time. These numbers may change as self-employed individuals qualify for PUA.

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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