13K Frisco residents have filed for unemployment during pandemic, data shows

Frisco has had approximately 13,000 residents filed for unemployment insurance since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Frisco has had approximately 13,000 residents filed for unemployment insurance since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Frisco has had approximately 13,000 residents filed for unemployment insurance since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

About 13,000 Frisco residents have filed for unemployment insurance since March 18, according to data from the Texas Workforce Commission.

The commission released an interactive mapping tool in late April that breaks down unemployment insurance claims at the ZIP code level. More than 8,000 of the Frisco area’s total claims were made from March 18-April 18. For the most recent data available, the area saw nearly 1,800 residents file between May 20-June 20.

Frisco’s total number of unemployment insurance claimants since March 18 account for roughly 6% of the city’s total estimated population of 200,490.

By comparison, during that same time period Collin County had more than 70,000 unemployment insurance claimants, who makes up less than 7% of its total population. Denton County had more than 65,000 unemployment insurance claimants, which is a little more than 7% of its population.

Of the 1,796 total claimants in Frisco during the most recent month of data, 862 are men and 934 are women.


According to the June 29 data, ZIP code 75035 had the most claimants in the most recent month, with 732 residents filing for benefits. ZIP code 75034 had the second highest number in the city with 443 claimants, followed by ZIP code 75033 with 372 claimants. ZIP code 75036 had the least number of claimants with 249 people filing for benefits.



TWC recently announced it was pausing requirements that Texans prove they are actively looking for work to continue receiving state assistance amid an uptick in coronavirus cases throughout the state.

Previously, TWC announced people receiving unemployment benefits would have to document their work search efforts beginning July 6, with the first reports due July 19. It is a federal law to document work search efforts to receive unemployment benefits, but the requirement has been postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic.

TWC Executive Director Ed Serna said the agency would "continue to monitor the situation" and make further recommendations in late July.

To file for unemployment insurance with TWC, click here or call 800-939-6631. To view more than 581,000 job openings across the state of Texas, click here.
By William C. Wadsack
William C. Wadsack is editor of the Frisco edition of Community Impact Newspaper. He previously served as managing editor of several daily and weekly publications in North Texas and his native state of Louisiana before joining Community Impact Newspaper in 2019.


MOST RECENT

Thirteen drive-thru grocery stores operated by the Salvation Army of North Texas are offering backpacks filled with supplies. (Courtesy Salvation Army)
Salvation Army expands North Texas grocery service locations to include school supplies, protective equipment

Backpacks filled with school supplies, personal protective equipment, financial assistance resources and U.S. Census forms will be available at the 13 existing locations.

Frisco confirmed on Aug. 7 that a seventh mosquito pool in the city had tested positive for West Nile virus. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Frisco to spray 5 neighborhoods after mosquito pool tests positive for West Nile virus

Frisco plans to spray for mosquitoes Aug. 8-10 in five neighborhoods near Cottonwood Creek Greenbelt after a seventh local mosquito pool tested positive for West Nile virus.

Cottonwood Creek Trail features platforms for viewing wildlife and fishing in Cottonwood Creek. (Courtesy Visit Frisco)
Trails system in Frisco expands and more DFW-area news

Read the latest business and community news from the DFW area.

Rapid nasal swab antigen tests are recommended as options for individuals who were potentially exposed to a confirmed positive carrier, as well as for people traveling, returning to work or undergoing a medical procedure. (Courtesy Total Primary Care)
Find out where to get a 15-minute COVID-19 test in Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth metros

Rapid nasal swab antigen tests are recommended as options for individuals who were potentially exposed to a confirmed positive carrier, as well as for people traveling, returning to work or undergoing a medical procedure.

A mother and daughter visit at Seasons Assisted Living & Memory Care in Conroe earlier in the pandemic. (Courtesy Seasons Assisted Living & Memory Care)
Texas allows limited visitations to nursing homes, long-term care facilities

Facilities that meet the requirements will allow limited visitations, but you still will not be able to hug or kiss your loved one.

Denton County Public Health reported on Aug. 6 the death of a Frisco woman in her 80s as a result of COVID-19. (Community Impact staff)
Denton County officials confirm COVID-19-related death of Frisco woman

“We will be praying for this woman and her loved ones,” Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney said in a statement.

Cottonwood Creek Trail features platforms for viewing wildlife and fishing in Cottonwood Creek. (Courtesy Visit Frisco)
Frisco expands trails system as demand increases

Some of Frisco’s most popular trails will soon get expansions to improve their connectivity throughout the city and the region.

UNT at Frisco Professor Zain Ali (center) plans to teach classes in person in the fall. (Courtesy University of North Texas)
Frisco’s colleges look toward fall restart

Collin College and the University of North Texas at Frisco will offer face-to-face, online and hybrid class options this fall.

SweetStop bakery holds grand opening in Richardson and more DFW-area news

Read the latest business and community news from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Collin County reported 147 COVID-19 patients hospitalized Aug. 4, and Denton County reported 63 as of Aug. 5. That number has generally fluctuated in both counties in recent days but has decreased in both counties since July 23. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Frisco reports 255 active cases of COVID-19; hospitalizations decrease in Collin, Denton counties

On Aug. 5, Frisco reached its highest active case count of COVID-19 since the virus arrived to the city in March.

Legacy Christian Academy is slated to begin in-person instruction on Aug. 13, while classes at Leadership Prep School are slated to start Aug. 19. (Community Impact staff)
Legacy Christian Academy, Leadership Prep School plan return to in-person classes in Frisco

Legacy Christian Academy is slated to begin in-person instruction on Aug. 13, while classes at Leadership Prep School are slated to start Aug. 19.