More than 7,300 Tomball and Magnolia residents file for unemployment in one-month period

More than 7,300 Tomball and Magnolia residents filed for unemployment in the one-month period between March 18-April 18. (Graphic by Matthew T. Mills and Ronald Winters/Community Impact Newspaper)
More than 7,300 Tomball and Magnolia residents filed for unemployment in the one-month period between March 18-April 18. (Graphic by Matthew T. Mills and Ronald Winters/Community Impact Newspaper)

More than 7,300 Tomball and Magnolia residents filed for unemployment in the one-month period between March 18-April 18. (Graphic by Matthew T. Mills and Ronald Winters/Community Impact Newspaper)

More than 7,300 residents who live within the six ZIP codes that make up Community Impact Newspaper's Tomball and Magnolia 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, 7,371 unemployment insurance claimants reside within the Tomball and Magnolia area, which accounts for approximately 3.91% of the area's total population. By comparison, during that same time period, Harris County had 203,744 unemployment insurance claims, the most of any Texas county and roughly 4.32% of the county's total population, and Montgomery County had 22,397 claims, which is 3.67% of the county's total population.


Of the total number of claimants in the Tomball and Magnolia area, 3,074 are men, and 3,540 are women. Additionally, 5,785 claimants were considered monetarily eligible to receive unemployment insurance benefits, while 1,586 were considered not monetarily eligible to receive unemployment insurance benefits.

According to the data, ZIP code 77375 had the most claimants, with 2,650 residents filing for benefits. However, ZIP code 77375, which spans part of the Tomball area, had the highest percentage of its total population filing for unemployment insurance benefits at 4.54%. ZIP code 77355, which spans part of the Magnolia area, had the lowest percentage of its total population filing for unemployment insurance benefits, at 3.1%. Pinehurst ZIP code 77362 saw the fewest number of claimants, with 213 claimants in the monthlong period.

Here are the number of unemployment insurance claimants for each ZIP code in the Tomball and Magnolia area per April 27 data, paired with population estimates used by the TWC.


  • 77377: 1,383 UI claimants, or 3.6% of the 38,407 population

  • 77375: 2,650 UI claimants, or 4.54% of the 58,322 population

  • 77362: 213 UI claimants, or 3.35% of the 6,356 population

  • 77355: 901 UI claimants, or 3.1% of the 29,093 population

  • 77354: 1,435 UI claimants, or 3.62% of the 39,686 population

  • 77447: 789 UI claimants, or 4.78% of the 16,512 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.

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