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

Unemployment Claims By Numbers

Interactive Map: UI Claims by Region

Unemployment Claims Dashboard

The Texas UI Claimant Dashboard maps Unemployment Insurance claims by TWC Workforce Development Area, county, zip code and legislative district. Data downloads are available for all the information displayed.

 

 

Return to Top

Unemployment Claims Filed

COVID-19 Unemployment Claims Filed
Week Ending Total Internet Telephone Other
2/22 7,053 *** *** ***
2/29 7,393 *** *** ***
3/7 6,368 *** *** ***
3/14 16,176* 2,731 1,380 1,931
3/21 158,364* 141,632 13,678 3,054
3/28 276,185* 256,214 20,642 15,696
4/4 313,832* 321,000 20,000 20,000
4/11 273,567* 221,500 14,800 10,300
4/18 280,761* 283,900 21,600 19,600
4/25 254,084* 246,600 25,100 165,600
5/2 247,179* 237,400 28,300 20,200
5/9 141,672* 166,800 30,500 12,900
5/16 134,381* 145,400 29,400 21,700
5/23 128,105* 136,600 27,600 20,300
5/30 106,821*  114,000 23,200 25,700
6/6 106,200 63,400 14,200 28,600

Unless indicated, numbers are estimates based on internal TWC data and are subject to revision. 
* Official Department of Labor Data when available and TWC Estimates
*** Breakdown Data Unavailable

Return to Top

Trends for Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims

Trends for Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims (Larger Chart)

Trends for Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims

Return to Top

Unemployment Claims as Percentage of 2019

Unemployment Claims as a the Percentage of Claims Taken During 2019. (Larger Chart)

Unemployment Claims as a the Percentage of Claims Taken During 2019

*Numbers are estimates based on internal data. Does not reflect official DOL data.
** Official Department of Labor Data when available and TWC Estimates
*** Breakdown Data Unavailable

Return to Top

Claims Taken Since 2019

Claims Taken Since 2019. (Larger Chart)

Claims Taken Since 2019

Return to Top

Claims by County

Claims by County

Please note that the claims data provided comes from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program using the Program for Measuring the Insured Unemployed Statistics (PROMIS) software.

PROMIS claims data are extracted from the state’s UI system and used in LAUS estimation.  The claims data must be properly identified to strictly conform to BLS definitions.  However, the program that controls the claimant information (by UI) is not BLS’ to control.  Changes can take place that will show differences in weekly/monthly totals.  These can be a result of:

  • Modifications by UI programmers to account for a state administrative change;
  • UI program changes mandated by ETA or the state; or,
  • Real changes in the UI claims counts due to economic activity.

Additionally, PROMIS only accepts Initial, Additional Initial, and Continued Claims from UI, any other type of claim is not accepted. This will add to the discrepancy between UI and PROMIS claim totals.  This is because PROMIS is mainly a tool for the LAUS program.  As such, PROMIS was programmed to only accept these types of claims as they are inputs into creating LAUS estimates. 

Return to Top

Claims by Industry

Claims by Industry

Please note that the claims data provided comes from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program using the Program for Measuring the Insured Unemployed Statistics (PROMIS) software.

PROMIS claims data are extracted from the state’s UI system and used in LAUS estimation.  The claims data must be properly identified to strictly conform to BLS definitions.  However, the program that controls the claimant information (by UI) is not BLS’ to control.  Changes can take place that will show differences in weekly/monthly totals.  These can be a result of:

  • Modifications by UI programmers to account for a state administrative change;
  • UI program changes mandated by ETA or the state; or,
  • Real changes in the UI claims counts due to economic activity.

Additionally, PROMIS only accepts Initial, Additional Initial, and Continued Claims from UI, any other type of claim is not accepted. This will add to the discrepancy between UI and PROMIS claim totals.  This is because PROMIS is mainly a tool for the LAUS program.  As such, PROMIS was programmed to only accept these types of claims as they are inputs into creating LAUS estimates. 

Return to Top

UI Trust Fund Weekly Balance

UI Trust Fund Weekly Balance
Week Ending  Employer Remittances Net Benefits Paid Other Transfers and Adjustments Depository Interest TFBalances
4/25/2020  $ 49,546,749  $ 289,581,803  $ (16,373)  $               -    $ 981,087,772
5/2/2020  $ 1,122,874,431  $ 341,336,680  $ (13,044)  $               -    $ 1,762,612,479
5/9/2020  $ 34,730,679  $ 363,586,880  $ (424,988)  $               -    $ 1,433,331,290
5/16/2020  $ 91,815,411  $ 284,110,519  $ (1,091,852)  $               -    $ 1,239,944,330

Note: Other Transfers and Adjustments includes net revenue & reimbursments from other states and federal reimbursement of the waiting week.

Return to Top