DATA: Cy-Fair unemployment insurance claims continue to trend downward

More than 11,000 residents who live in Cy-Fair ZIP codes filed for unemployment insurance last month, according to data from the Texas Workforce Commission. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
More than 11,000 residents who live in Cy-Fair ZIP codes filed for unemployment insurance last month, according to data from the Texas Workforce Commission. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

More than 11,000 residents who live in Cy-Fair ZIP codes filed for unemployment insurance last month, according to data from the Texas Workforce Commission. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Although nearly 11,500 Cy-Fair residents—about 5% of the region’s workforce—filed unemployment insurance benefits claims from April 22-May 23, that number is down 43% since the March 25-April 25 time frame.

Texas Workforce Commission data released last week showed claims were down about 33% between March 18-April 18 and April 15-May 16.


See a breakdown by ZIP code below of claims filed between April 22-May 23:

  • 77040: 1,273 claimants (4.8% of the workforce)

  • 77064: 1,375 claimants (5.1% of the workforce)

  • 77065: 1,063 claimants (5.1% of the workforce)

  • 77070: 1,435 claimants (4.9% of the workforce)

  • 77095: 1,991 claimants (5.0% of the workforce)

  • 77429: 1,962 claimants (4.4% of the workforce)

  • 77433: 2,385 claimants (6.0% of the workforce)


Statewide, 603,429 individuals filed claims from April 22-May 23. 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
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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