DATA: Unemployment claims decrease; Williamson County's claims 13th highest in Texas

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Texas Workforce Commission data shows unemployment claims continue to decrease in Georgetown. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Texas Workforce Commission data shows unemployment claims continue to decrease in Georgetown. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Georgetown continues to see fewer unemployment claims filed as the weeks continue, according a Texas Workforce Commission unemployment claim dashboard.

Between May 13 and June 13, Georgetown had 799 residents in the city’s three ZIP codes—78626, 78628 and 78633—file unemployment claims, data shows. Businesses in the city began to reopen on May 1.


The one-month snapshot has dropped significantly from the commission's March 16-April 16 report, when Georgetown had 3,113 claims, which represented the highest number of claims within a month since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

Williamson County, meanwhile, is ranked 13th among Texas counties with the highest unemployment counts with 5,819 claims over the past month, according to the commission. The total number of claims in the county has 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 Texas Workforce Commission Labor Market and Career Information Department.








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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