Nearly 9,000 McKinney residents file for unemployment in one-month period

Nearly 9,000 residents within the four McKinney ZIP codes covered by Community Impact Newspaper filed for unemployment insurance between March 18-April 18, according to data from the Texas Workforce Commission. (Graphic by Michelle Degard/Community Impact Newspaper)
Nearly 9,000 residents within the four McKinney ZIP codes covered by Community Impact Newspaper filed for unemployment insurance between March 18-April 18, according to data from the Texas Workforce Commission. (Graphic by Michelle Degard/Community Impact Newspaper)

Nearly 9,000 residents within the four McKinney ZIP codes covered by Community Impact Newspaper filed for unemployment insurance between March 18-April 18, according to data from the Texas Workforce Commission. (Graphic by Michelle Degard/Community Impact Newspaper)

Nearly 9,000 residents who live within the four McKinney ZIP codes covered by Community Impact Newspaper filed for unemployment insurance between March 18-April 18, according to data from the Texas Workforce Commission.

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, 8,987 unemployment insurance claimants reside within the McKinney area.

Of the total number of claimants, 3,691 are men, and 5,296 are women. Roughly 79% of the claimaints, or 7,080, were considered monetarily eligible to receive unemployment insurance benefits. The remaining 1,907 claimants were not.

According to the data, ZIP code 75070 had the most claimants, with 2,947 residents filing for benefits. ZIP code 75072 had the least claimants, with 1,999 people filing for benefits.
By Miranda Jaimes
Miranda has been in the North Texas area since she graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014. She reported and did design for a daily newspaper in Grayson County before she transitioned to a managing editor role for three weekly newspapers in Collin County. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 covering Tarrant County news, and is now back in Collin County as the editor of the Frisco and McKinney editions.


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