INTERACTIVE: Richardson sees 39% drop in unemployment claims

The number of unemployment claims continue to decline in Richardson. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
The number of unemployment claims continue to decline in Richardson. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The number of unemployment claims continue to decline in Richardson. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Fewer Richardson residents have filed for unemployment in recent weeks, according to data from the Texas Workforce Commission.

Residents in the 75080 ZIP code filed 452 claims between May 20 and June 20. That number is down by about 37% from the April 22-May 23 reporting period, when 717 claims were filed, according to the commission.


Claims in the 75081 ZIP code decreased by 38% to 566 during that same time frame, and in 75082, claims dropped by 41% to 293.

Citywide, the number of claims fell from 2,137 to 1,311, a decline of about 39%. Across Texas, more than 400,000 claims were filed between May 20 and June 20, according to the commission.

According to the data, 40,816 Dallas County residents filed for benefits during that time, making the county home to the second-highest number of claims statewide.

Restaurants, elementary and secondary schools, temporary staffing agencies, electronic shopping and mail-order businesses are the leading industries for unemployment in the county. Collin County saw 11,028 claims filed between May 20 and June 20. General medical and surgical hospitals are among the county’s top industries for unemployment claims.
By Makenzie Plusnick
Makenzie graduated from Tarleton State University in 2019 with a degree in communications. While in school, she interned at the Weatherford Democrat and was editor of Texan News Service, a news outlet at Tarleton. She enjoys true crime podcasts, riding horses, and spending time with her dog.


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