DATA: Unemployment claims by Georgetown residents drop slightly as pandemic continues

Unemployment claims by Georgetown residents have dropped slightly as the pandemic continues, according to Texas Workforce Commission data. (Designed by Chance Flowers/Community Impact Newspaper)
Unemployment claims by Georgetown residents have dropped slightly as the pandemic continues, according to Texas Workforce Commission data. (Designed by Chance Flowers/Community Impact Newspaper)

Unemployment claims by Georgetown residents have dropped slightly as the pandemic continues, according to Texas Workforce Commission data. (Designed by Chance Flowers/Community Impact Newspaper)

Georgetown’s unemployment numbers have dropped slightly as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

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.

78626

Population: 34,832

Working population: 17,518

Unemployment claim count: 353

Male: 167

Female: 186

78628

Population: 32,341

Working population: 14,790

Unemployment claim count: 254

Male: 133

Female: 121

78633

Population: 28,080

Working population: 6,614

Unemployment claim count: 98

Male: 44

Female: 54

Georgetown (three ZIP codes combined)

Population: 95,253

Working population: 38,922

Unemployment claim count: 705

Male: 344

Female: 361

Williamson County

Population: 571,610

Working population: 300,059

Unemployment claim count: 5,098

Male: 2,506

Female: 2,584

Gender unknown: 8
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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