More than 1,500 Keller, Roanoke, Northeast Fort Worth residents file for unemployment in June

More than 11,000 Keller, Roanoke and Northeast Fort Worth residents have filed for unemployment since March 18. (Katherine Borey/Community Impact Newspaper)
More than 11,000 Keller, Roanoke and Northeast Fort Worth residents have filed for unemployment since March 18. (Katherine Borey/Community Impact Newspaper)

More than 11,000 Keller, Roanoke and Northeast Fort Worth residents have filed for unemployment since March 18. (Katherine Borey/Community Impact Newspaper)

More than 1,500 residents who live within the four ZIP codes that make up Community Impact Newspaper’s Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth coverage area filed for unemployment insurance between May 27-June 27, according to data from the Texas Workforce Commission.

Since March 18, TWC figures indicate more than 11,400 residents in ZIP codes 76177, 76244, 76248 and 76262 have filed for unemployment.

According to the data, 1,596 unemployment insurance claims were filed by residents within the Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth area in June, which accounts for 0.9% of the area’s total population of 176,899.

During the same time period, Tarrant County had 28,325 unemployment insurance claims, which accounts for 1.37% of the county’s total population of 2,064,380. Denton County had 9,370 unemployment insurance claims, which accounts for 1.09% of the county's total population of 861,357.

Of the total number of claimants in the Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth area, 862 were men, and 734 were women.


According to the data, ZIP code 76244 had the most claimants, with 714 residents filing for benefits, while ZIP code 76177 had the highest percentage of claimants as compared to its total population, at 1.58%.

In addition, ZIP code 76248 had the lowest number of claimants, with 262 people filing for benefits, as well as the lowest percentage of claimants as compared to its total population, at 0.63%.

Here are the number of unemployment insurance claimants for Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth-area ZIP codes, per July 6 data from the TWC and population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.

  • 76262: 361 UI claimants, or 0.9% of the population of 40,215

  • 76248: 262 UI claimants, or 0.63% of the population of 41,516

  • 76244: 714 UI claimants, or 0.91% of the population of 78,783

  • 76177: 259 UI claimants, or 1.58% of the population of 16,385

  • Total: 1,596 UI claimants, or 0.9% of the population of 176,899


To file for unemployment insurance with the Texas Workforce Commission, click here or call 800-939-6631. To view more than 484,000 job openings across the state of Texas, click here.
By Ian Pribanic
Ian Pribanic covers city government, transportation, business and education news for Community Impact Newspaper in the Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth areas. A Washington D.C. native and University of North Texas graduate, Ian was previously an editor for papers in Oklahoma, West Texas and for Community Impact in New Braunfels.


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