DATA: Georgetown’s unemployment claims continue to drop as businesses open

Georgetown’s unemployment claims continue to drop as businesses open, according to Texas Workforce Commission unemployment claim data. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Georgetown’s unemployment claims continue to drop as businesses open, according to Texas Workforce Commission unemployment claim data. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Georgetown’s unemployment claims continue to drop as businesses open, according to Texas Workforce Commission unemployment claim data. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Georgetown continues to see fewer filed unemployment claims over time, according a Texas Workforce Commission unemployment claim dashboard.

Between May 6 and June 6, 910 residents of Georgetown’s three ZIP codes—78626, 78628 and 78633—filed unemployment claims, data shows. Williamson County began to open businesses May 1.

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.

However, the TWC also ranked Williamson County 13th of 25 Texas counties for highest unemployment counts with 6,577 claims over the past month. 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

Unemployment claim count: 434

Male: 221

Female: 213

78628

Population: 32,341

Unemployment claim count: 330

Male: 167

Female: 163

78633

Population: 28,080

Unemployment claim count: 146

Male: 62

Female: 84

Georgetown (three ZIP codes combined)

Population: 95,253

Unemployment claim count: 910

Male: 450

Female: 460

Williamson County

Population: 571,610

Unemployment claim count: 6,577

Male: 3,194

Female: 3,371

Gender unknown: 12
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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