Nearly 5% of Cy-Fair's population filed unemployment insurance claims in one month

Unemployment claims are up across the Cy-Fair region. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Unemployment claims are up across the Cy-Fair region. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Unemployment claims are up across the Cy-Fair region. (Courtesy Fotolia)

More than 34,000 residents in the Cy-Fair area filed for unemployment insurance benefits between March 18-April 18, according the Texas Workforce Commission.

On average, 4.7% of the population of the 10 ZIP codes that fall within Cy-Fair ISD’s boundaries have filed for this assistance, according to new data released this week.

  • 77040: 2,139 claimants or 4.3% of the 50,152 population

  • 77041: 1,391 claimants or 3.5% of the 39,356 population

  • 77064: 2,391 claimants or 4.8% of the 49,498 population

  • 77065: 1,907 claimants or 5.0% of the 38,472 population

  • 77070: 2,592 claimants or 4.8% of the 54,515 population

  • 77084: 5,959 claimants or 5.4% of the 110,167 population

  • 77095: 3,496 claimants or 5.0% of the 69,988 population

  • 77429: 3,640 claimants or 4.3% of the 84,454 population

  • 77433: 4,208 claimants or 4.3% of the 98,005 population

  • 77449: 6,604 claimants or 5.6% of the 118,772 population

About 8,000 of the individuals who filed were ineligible for assistance at this time, but TWC officials said this number will likely change, as these claims could be eligible for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance.

Statewide, 920,604 individuals filed claims from March 18-April 18. Full-service restaurants, dentist offices, hotels and motels, limited-service restaurants and department stores were the most affected job sectors during that time frame, according to state data.

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By Danica Lloyd
Danica joined Community Impact Newspaper as a Cy-Fair reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a journalism degree from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. She became editor of the Cy-Fair edition in March 2020 and continues to cover education, local government, business, demographic trends, real estate development and nonprofits.


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