DATA: More than 7,000 unemployment claims filed in Pflugerville since April

Central Texas' 78660 ZIP code, largely encompassing the city of Pflugerville, has seen a total of 7,347 unemployment insurance claims filed since April 27, according to data released by the Texas Workforce Commission on July 6. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Central Texas' 78660 ZIP code, largely encompassing the city of Pflugerville, has seen a total of 7,347 unemployment insurance claims filed since April 27, according to data released by the Texas Workforce Commission on July 6. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Central Texas' 78660 ZIP code, largely encompassing the city of Pflugerville, has seen a total of 7,347 unemployment insurance claims filed since April 27, according to data released by the Texas Workforce Commission on July 6. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

While Texas unemployment insurance claims filings have consistently decreased since April, Pflugerville's 78660 ZIP code has continually registered in the Top 25 ZIP codes statewide for filings. The 78660 ZIP code, largely encompassing the city of Pflugerville, has seen a total of 7,347 claims filed since April 27, according to data released by the Texas Workforce Commission on July 6.



The TWC data recorded 1,229 claims filed in the 78660 ZIP code between May 27-June 27. Based on the data findings, the 78660 ZIP code is ranked No. 16 in statewide totals for that one-month period.


The TWC reported 383,360 unemployment insurance claims were filed throughout Texas between May 27-June 27. Of those claims, more than 204,100 were filed by male applicants, and approximately 179,000 were filed by female applicants.


Full-service restaurants were listed as the industry with the highest number of claims filed, with a reported 15,300. Rounding out the top five industries were temporary help services, with 13,900 claims; limited-service restaurants, with 13,300 claims; elementary and secondary schools, with 9,200 claims; and support activities for oil and gas operations, with 7,500 claims.
By Kelsey Thompson
Kelsey Thompson is the reporter for Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto, where her work focuses on education, city government and community development. Originally from upstate New York, Kelsey relocated to Austin after graduating from Syracuse University in May 2019.


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