Information for COVID-19 Employers, Jobseekers and Child Care
Having trouble filing an unemployment claim online? Our Unemployment Benefit System online portal is available 24 hours a day but is experiencing a high volume of visitors. We are seeing lower volume on the online portal between 10:00p.m. and 8 a.m. You may want to try back during those hours to file your claim or check the status of your claim.


Workforce Solutions Offices and COVID-19 Updates

Due to the spread of COVID-19, several of our Workforce Solutions offices around the state have had to move to virtual services. Before you go to any office please check the updated closure list to find the best way to contact your office. Closures updates daily., the state’s premier job site, has been upgraded to include new tools to help job seekers and employers. Where jobs find you.

Texas Operation Welcome Home

Transitioning Texas Troops

Assisting recently separated service members transition to the civilian workforce.

Unemployment Benefits

Unemployment Benefits

You can file for unemployment benefits online through our benefit services portal.

Should I apply for UI?
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COVID-19 Unemployment Claims by Numbers

Official Number of Claims Filled
Week Ending 3/28: 292,522

Unofficial Number of Claims Filled
So Far This Week: 68,100

Read more about UI Claims.

Find Child Care Provider

Find Child Care Provider

Access to affordable and quality child care providers are an essential component of workforce development. Find a provider near you.

Skills Development

Skills Development Fund Employee Training Grants

Learn about the Texas program that partners businesses and community colleges for job training grants.

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