UPDATED: Just over 6% of Spring-Klein workforce files for unemployment in one-month period

Between April 15-May 16, 12,302 Spring and Klein residents filed for unemployment insurance. (Graphic by Ronald Winters/Community Impact Newspaper)
Between April 15-May 16, 12,302 Spring and Klein residents filed for unemployment insurance. (Graphic by Ronald Winters/Community Impact Newspaper)

Between April 15-May 16, 12,302 Spring and Klein residents filed for unemployment insurance. (Graphic by Ronald Winters/Community Impact Newspaper)

Updated May 27 at 12:57 p.m.

A little more than 6% of the total workforce living within the nine ZIP codes that make up Community Impact Newspaper’s Spring-Klein coverage area filed for unemployment insurance within a one-month period, according to May 26 Texas Workforce Commission data—down from the nearly 7% of the local workforce that filed for unemployment between April 8-May 9.

Between April 15-May 16, 12,302 Spring and Klein residents filed for unemployment insurance. ZIP code 77068 continues to have the fewest claimants, with 440, while ZIP code 77373 continues to have the most, with 2,189.

By comparison, in that same time period, Harris County had 136,395 unemployment claimants, or about 5.67% of the county’s total workforce of 2.41 million.

Here are the numbers of unemployment insurance claimants for Spring- and Klein-area ZIP codes per May 26 data as well as workforce estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey.

  • 77066: 1,252 UI claimants in 19,397 total workforce (6.45%)

  • 77068: 440 UI claimants in 6,171 total workforce (7.13%)

  • 77069: 576 UI claimants in 9,855 total workforce (5.84%)

  • 77070: 1,695 UI claimants in 29,107 total workforce (5.82%)

  • 77090: 1,830 UI claimants in 20,667 total workforce (8.85%)

  • 77373: 2,189 UI claimants in 30,877 total workforce (7.09%)

  • 77379: 2,073 UI claimants in 40,966 total workforce (5.06%)

  • 77388: 1,482 UI claimants in 26,691 total workforce (5.55%)

  • 77389: 765 UI claimants in 17,268 total workforce (4.43%)

  • Total: 12,302 UI claimants in 200,999 total workforce (6.12%)


To file for unemployment insurance with the TWC, click here or call 800-939-6631. To view more than 484,000 job openings across the state of Texas, click here.


Updated May 19 at 10:51 a.m.

Nearly 7% of the total workforce that lives within the nine ZIP codes that make up Community Impact Newspaper's Spring-Klein coverage area filed for unemployment insurance within a one-month period, according to May 18 Texas Workforce Commission data. This is down from nearly 9% of the local workforce that filed for unemployment between March 25-April 25.

Between April 8-May 9, 13,957 Spring and Klein residents filed for unemployment insurance. ZIP code 77068 had the least claimants with 480, while ZIP code 77373 had the most with 2,458 claimants.

By comparison, in that same time period, Harris County had 153,723 unemployment claims, or about 6.39% of the county's total workforce of 2.41 million.

Here are the number of unemployment insurance claimants for Spring- and Klein-area ZIP codes per May 18 data as well as workforce estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey.

  • 77066: 1,413 UI claimants in 19,397 total workforce (7.28%)

  • 77068: 480 UI claimants in 6,171 total workforce (7.78%)

  • 77069: 664 UI claimants in 9,855 total workforce (6.74%)

  • 77070: 1,941 UI claimants in 29,107 total workforce (6.67%)

  • 77090: 1,992 UI claimants in 20,667 total workforce (9.64%)

  • 77373: 2,458 UI claimants in 30,877 total workforce (7.96%)

  • 77379: 2,384 UI claimants in 40,966 total workforce (5.82%)

  • 77388: 1,714 UI claimants in 26,691 total workforce (6.42%)

  • 77389: 911 UI claimants in 17,268 total workforce (5.28%)

  • Total: 13,957 UI claimants in 200,999 total workforce (6.94%)


To file for unemployment insurance with the TWC, click here or call 800-939-6631. To view more than 484,000 job openings across the state of Texas, click here.

Updated May 7 at 2 p.m.

Nearly 9% of the total workforce that live within the nine ZIP codes that make up Community Impact Newspaper's Spring-Klein coverage area filed for unemployment insurance within a one-month period, according to Texas Workforce Commission data.

Between March 25-April 25, 18,026 Spring and Klein residents filed for unemployment insurance. Of those claimants, 13,625 were eligible to receive benefits, while 4,401 were not. Additionally, 9,977 claimants were women, and 8,049 were men.

ZIP code 77068 had the least claimants, with 600, and ZIP code 77379 had the most, with 3,237 claimants.

Here are the number of unemployment insurance claimants for Spring-Klein-area ZIP codes per May 4 data as well as workforce estimates from the American Community Survey.

  • 77066: 1,768 UI claimants in 19,397 total workforce (9.11%)

  • 77068: 600 UI claimants in 6,171 total workforce (9.72%)

  • 77069: 879 UI claimants in 9,855 total workforce (8.91%)

  • 77070: 2,500 UI claimants in 29,107 total workforce (8.58%)

  • 77090: 2,290 UI claimants in 20,667 total workforce (11.08%)

  • 77373: 3,158 UI claimants in 30,877 total workforce (10.22%)

  • 77379: 3,237 UI claimants in 40,966 total workforce (7.90%)

  • 77388: 2,359 UI claimants in 26,691 total workforce (8.83%)

  • 77389: 1,235 UI claimants in 17,268 total workforce (7.15%)

  • Total: 18,026 UI claimants in 200,999 total workforce (8.96%)


By comparison, in that same month, Harris County had 196,685 total unemployment claims, or about 8.17% of the county's total workforce of 2,406,512. According to TWC's data, the top five industries that account for Harris County claims include full-service restaurants, temporary help services, dentists' offices, department stores and limited-service restaurants.

To file for unemployment insurance with the Texas Workforce Commission, click here or call 800-939-6631. To view more than 484,000 job openings across the state of Texas, click here.

Posted April 30 at 11:54 a.m.

Editor's Note: This article has been updated to include unemployment data for Harris County.

More than 18,000 residents who live within the nine ZIP codes that make up Community Impact Newspaper's Spring and Klein coverage area filed for unemployment insurance between March 18-April 18, according to data from the Texas Workforce Commission.

The commission released a new interactive mapping tool in late April, which breaks down unemployment insurance claims at the ZIP code level. According to the data, 18,638 unemployment insurance claimants reside within the Spring and Klein area, accounting for approximately 4.69% of the area's total population. By comparison, during that same time period Harris County had 203,744 unemployment insurance claimants, which accounts for roughly 4.32% of the county's total population of 4,714,391.

Of the total number of claimants, 8,055 are men, and 10,583 are women. Additionally, 14,451 claimants were considered monetarily eligible to receive unemployment insurance benefits, while 4,187 were considered not monetarily eligible to receive unemployment insurance benefits.

According to the data, ZIP code 77379 had the most claimants, with 3,350 residents filing for benefits. ZIP code 77090 had the highest percentage of claimants compared with its total population at 8.68%. Similarly, ZIP code 77068 had the least number of claimants with 610 people filing for benefits, while ZIP code 77389 had the lowest percentage of claimants compared with its total population at 3.21%.

Here are the number of unemployment insurance claimants for Spring- and Klein-area ZIP codes per April 27 data as well as population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.

  • 77066: 1,776 UI claimants, or 4.87% of the 36,442 population

  • 77068: 610 UI claimants, or 4.8% of the 12,684 population

  • 77069: 926 UI claimants, or 5.3% of the 17,462 population

  • 77070: 2,592 UI claimants, or 4.75% of the 54,515 population

  • 77090: 2,356 UI claimants, or 8.68% of the 37,130 population

  • 77373: 3,316 UI claimants, or 5.35% of the 61,914 population

  • 77379: 3,350 UI claimants, or 3.97% of the 84,334 population

  • 77388: 2,440 UI claimants, or 4.62% of the 52,742 population

  • 77389: 1,272 UI claimants, or 3.21% of the 39,595 population

  • Total: 18,638 UI claimants, or 4.69% of the 396,818 population


To file for unemployment insurance with the Texas Workforce Commission, click here or call 800-939-6631. To view more than 484,000 job openings across the state of Texas, click here.
By Hannah Zedaker

Editor, Spring/Klein & Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood

Hannah joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor of the Spring/Klein edition and later became the editor of both the Spring/Klein and Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood editions in June 2021. Hannah covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Hannah served as associate editor of The Houstonian, interned with Community Impact Newspaper and spent time writing for the Sam Houston State University College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication and The Huntsville Item.



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