Information for COVID-19 FAQ, Employers, Jobseekers, Self-Employed and Child Care


Apply for Unemployment Insurance

Apply for Unemployment

Our call centers are open seven days a week from 7am-7pm. The Unemployment Benefits System is available 24/7.

Submit documents: English, Spanish

Extended Benefits

Under the newly passed CARES Act, PEUC provides up to a 13-week extension. TWC has identified eligible claimants and will send updated instructions via mail and electronic correspondence

Child Care and COVID-19

Child Care and COVID-19

TWC has approved multiple policy actions to support families and programs at this time and continues to move quickly to respond to child care needs across the state. Actions approved by the commission.

Vocational Rehabilitation

Vocational Rehabilitation Updates

TWC-VR is committed to continuing to serve customers as we work together with our Texas Workforce Solutions partners to address the serious health and safety implications caused by the spread of COVID-19.


UI Claimant Dashboard

Texas Unemployment at Glance

Total benefits paid: $6.7 Billion
FPUC benefits paid: $4.1 Billion
PUA benefits paid: $295 Million
PEUC benefits paid: $16 Million
Payments Made this and last 10 Days: 1,525,128
Claims Received Since 3/14: 2.65 million

Unemployment Trust Fund

As of 5/16 the Trust Funds Balances: $1,239,944,330
More information on Texas’ unemployment Trust Fund

Interactive Map UI Claims by Region

Employer Work Refusal Documentation

Employer Work Refusal Documentation

If you offered any of your employees a chance to return to work and they refused, TWC needs to know. Please report each individual who refused to return to work on our online Employer Work Refusal Documentation form.

Resources for Employers and Small Businesses

Resources for Employers and Small Businesses

Learn more about programs and resources available to Texas employers and small businesses.

Workforce Solutions Local Boards and COVID-19

Due to the spread of COVID-19 several local Workforce Solutions offices around the state have had to move to virtual services or limited public access. Before you go to any office please check the updated list below to find the best way to contact your office. The list is updated as office status changes occur.

Putting Texans Back to Work

TWC has waived job search requirements for unemployment insurance. However, many businesses across Texas are open and hiring. can help job seekers and employers connect.

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