8.4% of Cy-Fair workforce files for unemployment benefits from April 1-May 2

Initial claims for unemployment insurance rates are increasing across the nation in the midst of COVID-19. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Initial claims for unemployment insurance rates are increasing across the nation in the midst of COVID-19. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Initial claims for unemployment insurance rates are increasing across the nation in the midst of COVID-19. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

More than 19,000 residents in the Cy-Fair area filed for unemployment insurance benefits between April 1-May 2—about 8.4% of the region’s workforce, according to the Texas Workforce Commission.

See a breakdown by ZIP code below:

  • 77040: 2,001 claimants (7.5% of the workforce)

  • 77064: 2,264 claimants (8.4% of the workforce)

  • 77065: 1,799 claimants (8.7% of the workforce)

  • 77070: 2,368 claimants (8.1% of the workforce)

  • 77095: 3,301 claimants (8.3% of the workforce)

  • 77429: 3,379 claimants (7.6% of the workforce)

  • 77433: 4,024 claimants (10.1% of the workforce)


Statewide, 957,314 individuals filed claims from April 1-May 2. Full-service restaurants, support activities for oil and gas operations, department stores, hotels and motels, and family clothing 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.