11:30 AM Aug 26, 2020 CDT

Georgetown unemployment claims continue to decline, data shows

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


9:46 AM Sep 16, 2020 CDT

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.


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.



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.


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.


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

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


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.



DATA: Georgetown unemployment claims dips back down as the coronavirus pandemic continues

Unemployment continues to volley in Georgetown. Take a look.


Report: With boost in e-commerce, Texas sales tax receipts increased 4.3% in July

The loss of extra unemployment support could send numbers back down, however.


Some breweries may qualify to operate as restaurants under new TABC guidelines

Some breweries across the state may now reopen as restaurants after the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission released new guidelines on how restaurants may calculate their alcohol sales receipts.


Comptroller: Texas has lost 2 million jobs, is projected to lose $4.6B due to COVID-19

The state of Texas gained 50,000 new jobs in February, but since the coronavirus pandemic hit, more than 2 million jobs have been lost.



Here's how to participate in Texas' annual sales tax holiday Aug. 7-9

This year sales tax-exempt purchases can be made online, over the phone or by mail.


UPDATE: In clarified guidance, TABC now states customers may not drink on brewery patios

In a July 22 update, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission states that breweries may not have customers consume alcohol on patios.


DATA: More than 13,500 jobs retained in Georgetown due to first round of federal PPP loans

The SBA released the data July 6 after it was sued by 11 media organizations over its initial refusal to release detailed loan information.


DATA: Georgetown’s May sales tax revenue defies projections

In its first full month of reopening since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, Georgetown sales tax revenue picked up again.



DATA: Unemployment claims by Georgetown residents drop slightly as pandemic continues

Georgetown saw a slow in unemployment claims between May 27 and June 27.


As Williamson County small business grant program ends, nearly $34M distributed

More than 3,500 businesses have received funding from the Wilco Forward program.


Comptroller: Texas June sales tax revenue totaled $2.7 billion, down 6.5% from a year ago

The Texas comptroller's office has released June sales tax revenue figures.


DATA: About 1.85% of Georgetown working population filed unemployment claims in the last month

Georgetown and Williamson County continue to report fewer unemployment claims due to the coronavirus pandemic over time.



Work search requirement paused for Texans on unemployment benefits

Texans receiving unemployment benefits will have a little extra time before they have to prove they are actively looking for work to continue receiving state assistance.


More than 30 Texas bars sue over Gov. Greg Abbott's recent shutdown order

The lawsuit was filed in Travis County District Court by Jared Woodfill, a Houston attorney who has led previous legal efforts opposing Abbott’s other shutdown orders during the pandemic.


Cities, emergency service districts in Williamson County next up to receive funding from CARES Act

Williamson County received about $93 million in CARES Act funding in April.


DATA: Unemployment claims decrease; Williamson County's claims 13th highest in Texas

Georgetown continues to see a decrease in unemployment claims.



DATA: Georgetown’s unemployment claims continue to drop as businesses open

But unemployment claims in Williamson County remain in the top 25 in the state.


Texans on unemployment benefits will soon be required to apply for new work, state says

Unemployment recipients will have to start documenting their efforts to find a new job July 6, with the first reports due July 19.