Overview

If you request unemployment benefits, you must search for work and make a minimum number of work search activities in every week for which you request payment.

Your Workforce Development Board determines the minimum number of work search activities based on labor market conditions in your area, so the required number of activities will vary by county and may change as employment conditions change.

When you apply for unemployment benefits we mail you a letter with the required number of work search activities you need to make each week and the date the work search requirement becomes effective. You should rely on the letter TWC sends for your number of required work search activities, rather than this list.

You can record your work search activities on the Work Search LogPDF.

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Counties A-F

County Required
Work Searches
Effective
Date
Anderson 3 11/1/2020
Andrews 3 11/1/2020
Angelina 3 6/26/2016
Aransas 3 11/1/2020
Archer 3 1/2/2004
Armstrong 3 11/1/2020
Atascosa 3 11/1/2020
Austin 3 11/11/2008
Bailey 3 11/1/2020
Bandera 3 11/1/2020
Bastrop 3 11/1/2020
Baylor 3 1/2/2004
Bee 3 11/1/2020
Bell 3 11/1/2020
Bexar 3 11/1/2020
Blanco 3 1/2/2004
Borden 3 1/28/2007
Bosque 3 1/2/2004
Bowie 3 11/1/2020
Brazoria 3 11/11/2008
Brazos 3 11/1/2020
Brewster 3 3/16/2008
Briscoe 3 11/1/2020
Brooks 3 11/1/2020
Brown 3 11/1/2020
Burleson 3 1/2/2004
Burnet 3 1/2/2004
Caldwell 3 1/2/2004
Calhoun 3 11/1/2020
Callahan 3 1/2/2004
Cameron 3 11/21/2008
Camp 3 11/1/2020
Carson 3 11/1/2020
Cass 3 3/1/2011
Castro 3 11/1/2020
Chambers 3 11/11/2008
Cherokee 3 11/1/2020
Childress 3 11/1/2020
Clay 3 1/2/2004
Cochran 3 11/1/2020
Coke 3 4/7/2013
Coleman 3 1/2/2004
Collin 3 11/1/2020
Collingsworth 3 11/1/2020
Colorado 3 1/2/2004
Comal 3 11/1/2020
Comanche 3 1/2/2004
Concho 3 4/7/2013
Cooke 3 11/1/2020
Coryell 3 1/16/2011
Cottle 3 1/2/2004
Crane 3 11/1/2020
Crockett 3 4/7/2013
Crosby 3 11/1/2020
Culberson 1 3/16/2008
Dallam 3 11/1/2020
Dallas 3 11/1/2020
Dawson 3 1/15/2008
DeWitt 3 11/1/2020
Deaf Smith 3 11/1/2020
Delta 3 11/1/2020
Denton 3 11/1/2020
Dickens 3 11/1/2020
Dimmit 1 1/13/2006
Donley 3 11/1/2020
Duval 3 1/2/2004
Eastland 3 1/2/2004
Ector 3 11/1/2020
Edwards 1 3/6/2005
El Paso 3 11/1/2020
Ellis 3 11/1/2010
Erath 3 11/1/2020
Falls 3 1/2/2004
Fannin 3 11/1/2020
Fayette 3 1/2/2004
Fisher 2 3/2/2004
Floyd 3 11/1/2020
Foard 3 1/2/2004
Fort Bend 3 11/11/2008
Franklin 3 11/1/2020
Freestone 3 1/2/2004
Frio 3 11/1/2020

 

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Counties G-L

County Required
Work Searches
Effective
Date
Gaines 3 11/1/2020
Galveston 3 11/11/2008
Garza 3 11/1/2020
Gillespie 3 11/1/2020
Glasscock 3 1/28/2007
Goliad 3 11/1/2020
Gonzales 3 11/1/2020
Gray 3 11/1/2020
Grayson 3 11/1/2020
Gregg 3 11/1/2020
Grimes 3 11/11/2008
Guadalupe 3 11/1/2020
Hale 3 11/1/2020
Hall 3 11/1/2020
Hamilton 1 1/28/2007
Hansford 3 11/1/2020
Hardeman 3 1/2/2004
Hardin 3 11/1/2020
Harris 3 10/31/2008
Harrison 3 11/1/2020
Hartley 3 11/1/2020
Haskell 2 3/2/2004
Hays 3 11/1/2020
Hemphill 3 11/1/2020
Henderson 3 11/1/2020
Hidalgo 3 11/21/2008
Hill 3 1/2/2004
Hockley 3 11/1/2020
Hood 3 11/1/2020
Hopkins 3 11/1/2020
Houston 3 6/26/2016
Howard 3 11/1/2020
Hudspeth 1 3/16/2008
Hunt 3 11/1/2020
Hutchinson 3 11/1/2020
Irion 3 4/7/2013
Jack 3 1/2/2004
Jackson 3 11/1/2020
Jasper 3 6/26/2016
Jeff Davis 1 3/16/2008
Jefferson 3 11/1/2020
Jim Hogg 2 3/2/2004
Jim Wells 3 11/1/2020
Johnson 3 11/1/2020
Jones 3 1/2/2004
Karnes 3 11/1/2020
Kaufman 3 11/1/2020
Kendall 3 11/1/2020
Kenedy 3 1/2/2004
Kent 2 3/2/2004
Kerr 3 11/1/2020
Kimble 3 4/7/2013
King 3 11/1/2020
Kinney 1 3/6/2005
Kleberg 3 11/1/2020
Knox 2 3/2/2004
La Salle 1 3/6/2005
Lamar 3 11/1/2020
Lamb 3 11/1/2020
Lampasas 3 1/16/2011
Lavaca 3 11/1/2020
Lee 3 1/2/2004
Leon 3 1/2/2004
Liberty 3 11/11/2008
Limestone 3 1/2/2004
Lipscomb 3 11/1/2020
Live Oak 3 11/1/2020
Llano 3 1/2/2004
Loving 3 1/28/2007
Lubbock 3 11/1/2020
Lynn 3 11/1/2020

 

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Counties M-R

County Required
Work Searches
Effective
Date
Madison 3 11/11/2008
Marion 3 11/1/2020
Martin 3 1/28/2007
Mason 3 4/7/2013
Matagorda 3 11/11/2008
Maverick 3 1/2/2004
McCulloch 3 4/7/2013
McLennan 3 1/2/2004
McMullen 3 4/1/2020
Medina 3 11/1/2020
Menard 3 4/7/2013
Midland 3 11/1/2020
Milam 3 1/16/2011
Mills 1 1/28/2007
Mitchell 3 1/2/2004
Montague 3 1/2/2004
Montgomery 3 11/11/2008
Moore 3 11/1/2020
Morris 3 3/1/2011
Motley 3 11/1/2020
Nacogdoches 3 6/26/2016
Navarro 3 11/1/2020
Newton 3 6/26/2016
Nolan 3 1/2/2004
Nueces 3 11/1/2020
Ochiltree 3 11/1/2020
Oldham 3 11/1/2020
Orange 3 11/1/2020
Palo Pinto 3 5/24/2015
Panola 3 11/1/2020
Parker 3 11/1/2020
Parmer 3 11/1/2020
Pecos 3 11/1/2020
Polk 3 6/26/2016
Potter 3 11/1/2020
Presidio 2 3/16/2008
Rains 3 11/1/2020
Randall 3 11/1/2020
Reagan 3 4/7/2013
Real 1 3/6/2005
Red River 3 3/1/2011
Reeves 3 1/15/2008
Refugio 3 1/29/2017
Roberts 3 11/1/2020
Robertson 3 1/2/2004
Rockwall 3 11/1/2020
Runnels 3 1/2/2004
Rusk 3 11/1/2020

 

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Counties S-Z

County Required
Work Searches
Effective
Date
Sabine 3 6/26/2016
San Augustine 3 6/26/2016
San Jacinto 3 6/26/2016
San Patricio 3 11/1/2020
San Saba 1 1/28/2007
Schleicher 3 4/7/2013
Scurry 3 1/2/2004
Shackelford 3 1/2/2004
Shelby 3 6/26/2016
Sherman 3 11/1/2020
Smith 3 11/1/2020
Somervell 3 11/1/2020
Starr 3 3/4/2009
Stephens 3 1/2/2004
Sterling 3 4/7/2013
Stonewall 2 3/2/2004
Sutton 3 4/7/2013
Swisher 3 11/1/2020
Tarrant 3 1/2/2004
Taylor 3 11/1/2020
Terrell 3 1/28/2007
Terry 3 11/1/2020
Throckmorton 2 3/2/2004
Titus 3 11/1/2020
Tom Green 3 1/1/2010
Travis 3 11/1/2020
Trinity 3 6/26/2016
Tyler 3 6/26/2016
Upshur 3 11/1/2020
Upton 3 1/28/2007
Uvalde 3 1/2/2004
Val Verde 3 1/2/2004
Van Zandt 3 11/1/2020
Victoria 3 11/1/2020
Walker 3 11/11/2008
Waller 3 11/11/2008
Ward 3 1/28/2007
Washington 3 11/11/2008
Webb 3 11/1/2020
Wharton 3 1/2/2004
Wheeler 3 11/1/2020
Wichita 3 1/2/2004
Wilbarger 3 1/2/2004
Willacy 3 11/21/2008
Williamson 3 11/1/2020
Wilson 3 11/1/2020
Winkler 3 1/28/2007
Wise 3 11/1/2020
Wood 3 11/1/2020
Yoakum 3 11/1/2020
Young 3 1/2/2004
Zapata 2 8/1/2012
Zavala 3 1/2/2004

 

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