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DATA: Georgetown unemployment claims drop as summer ends

See where Georgetown unemployment claims stand.

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Georgetown unemployment stabilizes after increase in claims

Georgetown previously went six weeks in reporting a drop in unemployment claims week over week before increasing in last week's report.

San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Hays CISD approves compensation plan, district-wide raise

Including a pay bump approved in June, year-over-year compensation increased 3% for all district employees.

Central Austin

After surviving six months, Austin's workers, small businesses are acknowledging pandemic's long-term reality

After months of day-to-day reassessments, many in the business community are now figuring out how to make it to the other end of the pandemic.

New Braunfels

From New Braunfels to Cedar Park, Central Texas outdoor recreation shops scrambling to keep inventory

When combined with temporary state restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many local shop owners are speculating a perfect storm of low supply and high demand is the main reason for changes in an industry that has of late been turned on its head.


Georgetown July sales tax revenue rises 10.75% year over year despite pandemic

Georgetown has managed to maintain a positive trend in sales tax revenue, increasing by double-digit percentages each month since May.

Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Kalahari Resorts to hold drive-thru hiring event for hundreds of Round Rock jobs

Job seekers, prepare your resumes.

Central Austin

Six months into pandemic, Austin officials scrambling to save music venues, child care facilities and restaurants

City Council is set to begin making choices on which businesses to try to save on Oct. 1.


Georgetown unemployment claims rise again after weeks of decline

It has been six months since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in Central Texas. See where Georgetown unemployment claims stand.

New Braunfels

New Braunfels opens parking lots to outdoor dining options

A temporary economic initiative officials hope will boost revenue for New Braunfels business owners received approval from City Council during a Sept. 14 meeting.

New Braunfels

Outdoor dining opportunities in New Braunfels could expand amid pandemic

New Braunfels officials heard a presentation Sept. 10 geared toward expanding opportunities for outdoor dining and food trucks within the city.

Southwest Austin | Dripping Springs

As public benefits scale back, Austin's unemployed workers try to make ends meet

Under a new executive order, unemployed Texans may receive up to $300 per week on top of their state unemployment benefits, down from $600 per week earlier in the summer.

San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Hays County issues first Emergency Cash Assistance Program grants

Businesses affected by the coronavirus are encouraged to apply for grants of up to $10,000.

Northwest Austin

Unemployment claims continue to dwindle across Northwest Austin

New state unemployment claim data suggests Northwest Austin is beginning to recover to a healthy employment market.


Georgetown unemployment claims continue to decline, data shows

See how Georgetown unempoyment claims have decreased since the start of the pandemic.

Central Austin

Travis County's unemployment numbers will worsen without long-term federal help, experts say

Travis County posted consecutive months of single-digit jobless rates in June and July, the first time since the pandemic took hold in April.

Central Austin

Travis County unemployment falls to 6.9% in July, marks consecutive months of single-digit jobless rate

The unemployment rate rose to as high as 12.4% in April.

Cedar Park | Leander

Texas Workforce Commission applies for additional unemployment benefit funding

The Texas Workforce Commission has reported 3.2 million Texans have filed for unemployment relief since mid-March.

Cedar Park | Leander

COVID-19 shifts Leander and Cedar Park sales, hotel revenues

Texas hotel occupancy tax revenue dropped 63% in April, 86% in May and 61% in June when compared to year-over-year revenue. The May hotel tax decline is the steepest drop in state history for the tax.


Georgetown residents get back to work as unemployment numbers drop

Unemployment claims by Georgetown residents continue to drop as the pandemic goes on, according to Texas Workforce Commission data.

Northwest Austin

TABC change opens window for some bars to qualify as restaurants under state pandemic orders

Following a new industry guideline recently distributed by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, more bars across the state may soon be able to qualify as restaurants.

Lake Travis | Westlake

Lake Travis-area municipalities see an uptick in sales tax revenue

Sales tax revenue appears to be holding steady for municipalities in the Lake Travis region, but cities in the Westlake area are still seeing double-digit declines amid the coronavirus pandemic.


Georgetown breaks $3M in sales tax revenue in June despite coronavirus pandemic

Sales tax revenue funds about 8.4% of the city’s budget.

Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Street maintenance drives Round Rock’s budget, tax rate discussions

After cutting $4.3 million meant for street maintenance from this year’s budget, Round Rock City Council took steps Aug. 13 to secure road repair funds for fiscal year 2020-21.


DATA: Unemployment claims in Georgetown drop nearly 15% in Texas Workforce Commission monthly snapshot

The data is part of a weekly report that provides a snapshot of the prior four weeks of unemployment claims.