Number of new unemployment claims drops in Lewisville, Highland Village, Flower Mound

Lewisville, Highland Village and Flower Mound residents are still filing unemployment claims, but the rate of filed claims is slowing down compared to a month ago, according to Texas Workforce Commission data. (Tobi Carter/Community Impact Newspaper)
Lewisville, Highland Village and Flower Mound residents are still filing unemployment claims, but the rate of filed claims is slowing down compared to a month ago, according to Texas Workforce Commission data. (Tobi Carter/Community Impact Newspaper)

Lewisville, Highland Village and Flower Mound residents are still filing unemployment claims, but the rate of filed claims is slowing down compared to a month ago, according to Texas Workforce Commission data. (Tobi Carter/Community Impact Newspaper)

Lewisville, Highland Village and Flower Mound residents are still filing unemployment claims, but the rate of filed claims is slowing down compared to a month ago, according to Texas Workforce Commission data.

According to the data, 2,696 residents across the three cities filed for unemployment between May 27-June 27. The number of residents who filed the month before that was higher, at roughly 4,991 claims.

From April 29-May 30, 1,647 people from ZIP code 75067 filed for unemployment, the highest number of claims out of the three cities' ZIP codes. This number decreased to 845 during the May 27-June 27 time frame, a decrease of about 49%.

During the same windows, the number of claimants from ZIP code 75022 decreased from 334 to 191, down by about 43%. In the 75028 ZIP code, that number dove from 718 to 405, or about 44% less.

Claimants from 75056 declined from 1,297 to 699, close to 46%. ZIP code 75077 saw a similar decrease in claims with roughly 47% fewer, from 666 to 356.


Those in ZIP code 75057 saw the smallest dip from 329 to 200 claims, or 39%, but also had the smallest number of original claims.

Denton County’s top five industries for unemployment claims from May 27-June 27 were full-service restaurants, temporary help services, limited-service restaurants, colleges and universities, and scheduled passenger air transportation, according to the Texas Workforce Commission data.

The No. 1 industry for statewide unemployment claims is full-service restaurants, followed by temporary help services and then limited service restaurants at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively.

This article features reporting by Gavin Pugh and Miranda Jaimes.
By Liesbeth Powers
Liesbeth graduated from Baylor University with a degree in new media journalism in December 2018. She gained her newspaper experience as a staff writer and multimedia editor at her campus paper, The Baylor Lariat. Liesbeth joined the Community Impact team in August 2019, where she reports on all things Plano and Richardson, including Plano City Council and Dallas Area Rapid Transit.


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