Cy-Fair unemployment insurance claims down 33% month-over-month

About 13,600 Cy-Fair residents filed unemployment insurance claims between April 15-May 16, according to the Texas Workforce Commission. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
About 13,600 Cy-Fair residents filed unemployment insurance claims between April 15-May 16, according to the Texas Workforce Commission. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

About 13,600 Cy-Fair residents filed unemployment insurance claims between April 15-May 16, according to the Texas Workforce Commission. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

More than 13,000 residents in the Cy-Fair area filed for unemployment insurance benefits between April 15-May 16; that figure represents about 6.0% of the region’s workforce, according to the Texas Workforce Commission.

Claims are down 33% from the March 18-April 18 time frame.


See a breakdown by ZIP code below.

  • 77040: 1,468 claimants (5.5% of the workforce)

  • 77064: 1,615 claimants (6.0% of the workforce)

  • 77065: 1,278 claimants (6.2% of the workforce)

  • 77070: 1,695 claimants (5.8% of the workforce)

  • 77095: 2,366 claimants (5.9% of the workforce)

  • 77429: 2,346 claimants (5.3% of the workforce)

  • 77433: 2,849 claimants (7.1% of the workforce)


Statewide, 688,889 individuals filed claims from April 15-May 16. Full-service restaurants, support activities for oil and gas operations, elementary and secondary schools, general medical and surgical hospitals and department stores 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.