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.
Unemployment claim count: 1,491
Eligible for unemployment benefits: 1,139
Not eligible for unemployment benefits: 352*
Unemployment claim count: 1,150
Eligible for unemployment benefits: 882
Not eligible for unemployment benefits: 268*
Unemployment claim count: 472
Eligible for unemployment benefits: 346
Not eligible for unemployment benefits: 126*
Georgetown (three ZIP codes combined)
Unemployment claim count: 3,113
Eligible for unemployment benefits: 2,367
Not eligible for unemployment benefits: 746*
Unemployment claim count: 23,211
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.