DATA: Roughly 5% of Brazoria, Galveston counties file for unemployment in June

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Between May 27 and June 27, 5,307 people in Brazoria County, or 5.61% of the workforce population, filed unemployment insurance claims according to data from the Texas Workforce Commission. The workforce population was 94,522 in Brazoria County, according 2018 data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

During the same time period, 4,947 people in Galveston County filed unemployment insurance claims, or roughly 5.77% of the workforce population. According to 2018 census data, the workforce population was 85,722 in Galveston County.


In Brazoria County, the majority of the claims filed were in the oil and gas pipeline construction industry, followed by the restaurant industry. In Galveston County, the majority of the claims filed were in the restaurant industry, followed by the oil and gas pipeline construction industry.
By Haley Morrison
Haley Morrison came to Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after graduating from Baylor University. She was promoted to editor in February 2019. Haley primarily covers city government.


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