Between May 27 and June 27, Georgetown had 705 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, Texas Workforce Commission data shows. This is 15 fewer total claims than what was reported the week prior.
The difference in fewer claims between the last two weeks of June was 80.
The one-month snapshot, however, has dropped significantly from the 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.
Nonetheless, the pandemic continues. Gov. Greg Abbott has hit pause on the state’s reopening as case numbers continue to climb. In Williamson County, 3,318 total cases were reported on July 7.
Williamson County has also dropped again one slot, from 14th to 15th, among the Texas counties with highest unemployment counts. It reported 5,098 claims over the past month, dropping 164 total claims from the previous week’s report.
The county’s unemployment claim 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.
Working population: 17,518
Unemployment claim count: 353
Working population: 14,790
Unemployment claim count: 254
Working population: 6,614
Unemployment claim count: 98
Georgetown (three ZIP codes combined)
Working population: 38,922
Unemployment claim count: 705
Working population: 300,059
Unemployment claim count: 5,098
Gender unknown: 8