DATA: Unemployment insurance claims decreased slightly in Cy-Fair in the last month

More than 15,000 residents in the Cy-Fair area filed for unemployment insurance benefits between April 8-May 9. (Danica Smithwick/Community Impact Newspaper)
More than 15,000 residents in the Cy-Fair area filed for unemployment insurance benefits between April 8-May 9. (Danica Smithwick/Community Impact Newspaper)

More than 15,000 residents in the Cy-Fair area filed for unemployment insurance benefits between April 8-May 9. (Danica Smithwick/Community Impact Newspaper)

More than 15,000 residents in the Cy-Fair area filed for unemployment insurance benefits between April 8-May 9—about 6.9% of the region’s workforce, according to the Texas Workforce Commission.

This number is a slight decrease from the numbers of unemployment insurance claims filed between April 1-May 2 and March 25-April 25.


See a breakdown by ZIP code below.


  • 77040: 1,652 claimants (6.2% of the workforce)

  • 77064: 1,834 claimants (6.8% of the workforce)

  • 77065: 1,486 claimants (7.2% of the workforce)

  • 77070: 1,941 claimants (6.7% of the workforce)

  • 77095: 2,758 claimants (6.9% of the workforce)

  • 77429: 2,703 claimants (6.1% of the workforce)

  • 77433: 3,272 claimants (8.2% of the workforce)


Statewide, 780,748 individuals filed claims from April 8-May 9. Full-service restaurants, support activities for oil and gas operations, elementary and secondary schools, hotels and motels, and general medical and surgical hospitals were the most affected job sectors during that time frame, according to state data.

Unemployed individuals looking for work can visit www.workintexas.com to find job openings in their area.
By Danica Lloyd

Editor, Cy-Fair

Danica joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in 2016. As editor, she continues to cover local government, education, health care, real estate, development, business and transportation in Cy-Fair. Her experience prior to CI includes studying at the Washington Journalism Center and interning at a startup incubator in D.C., serving as editor-in-chief of Union University's student magazine and online newspaper, reporting for The Jackson Sun and freelancing for other publications in Arkansas and Tennessee.