More than 12,600 Lewisville-Flower Mound-Highland Village-area residents file for unemployment in one-month period

More than 12,600 residents who live in Lewisville, Flower Mound and Highland Village filed for unemployment insurance between March 18-April 18, according to data from the Texas Workforce Commission. (Graphic by Tobi Carter/Community Impact Newspaper)
More than 12,600 residents who live in Lewisville, Flower Mound and Highland Village filed for unemployment insurance between March 18-April 18, according to data from the Texas Workforce Commission. (Graphic by Tobi Carter/Community Impact Newspaper)

More than 12,600 residents who live in Lewisville, Flower Mound and Highland Village filed for unemployment insurance between March 18-April 18, according to data from the Texas Workforce Commission. (Graphic by Tobi Carter/Community Impact Newspaper)

More than 12,600 residents who live in Lewisville, Flower Mound and Highland Village filed for unemployment insurance between March 18-April 18, according to data from the Texas Workforce Commission. More than 1 million Texans filed unemployment claims during this time.

The commission released a new interactive mapping tool in late April that breaks down unemployment insurance claims at the ZIP code level.


According to the data, 12,617 unemployment insurance claimants reside within the Lewisville-Flower Mound-Highland Village, which represents approximately 4.77% of the area's total population.

Of the total number of claimants, 5,292 are men, and 7,325 are women. Additionally, 10,173 claimants were considered monetarily eligible to receive unemployment insurance benefits, while 2,444 were not.
By Anna Herod
Anna Herod covers local government, education, business and the environment as the editor of Community Impact Newspaper's Lewisville/Flower Mound/Highland Village edition. In the past, Anna served as the reporter for Community Impact's San Marcos/Buda/Kyle paper. Her bylines have appeared in the Austin American-Statesman, Hays Free Press and The Burleson Star. She is a graduate of Texas State University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication.


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