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
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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