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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.

 

 

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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
5/2 243,935* 237,400 28,300 20,200
5/9 141,553* 166,800 30,500 12,900
5/16 134,065* 145,400 29,400 21,700
5/23 127,717* 136,600 27,600 20,300
5/30 106,677*  114,000 23,200 25,700
6/6 89,676* 105,500 23,000 33,700
6/13 93,895* 87,800 22,300 22,400
6/20 89,241* 107,300 19,800 19,700
6/27 96,141* 100,700 21,600 22,600
7/4 117,244* 116,100 24,100 28,700
7/11 105,590* 80,800 17,900 44,800
7/18 86,821* 86,900 21,800 33,300
7/25 76,109* 74,200 19,900 38,200
8/1 61,940* 62,000 17,800 35,600
8/8 51,476* 46,800 15,500 39,700
8/15 61,416* 61,700 18,700 38,500
8/22 52,318* 52,500 15,900 44,700
8/29 56,759* 59,900 15,700 44,200
9/5 66,330* 72,100 16,100 51,900
9/12 49,644* 45,500 14,500 49,800
9/19 47,497* 42,400 15,100 62,000
9/26 40,073* 35,200 14,300 65,700
10/3 41,656* 36,100 14,500 73,700
10/10 43,435* 36,800 15,100 68,800
10/17 50,819* 42,400 13,100 64,300
10/24 33,757* 27,400 13,700 58,100
10/31 36,200* 29,800 14,300 53,700
11/7 32,422 * 29,500 14,600 61,700
11/14 38,060* 31,400 15,400 55,700
11/21 22,615* 23,700 12,600 44,300
11/28 23,189* 21,200 12,300 48,700
12/5 96,700 22,700 11,300 62,700

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

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Trends for Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims

Trends for Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims (Larger Chart)

Trends for Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims

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Claims Taken Since September 2019

Claims Taken Since 2019. (Larger Chart)

Trends for Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims

 

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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. 

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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. 

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UI Trust Fund Weekly Balance

 
Week Ending  Title XII Advances 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
5/23/2020    $ 19,914,991  $ 391,307,021  $ (1,921,828)  $               -   $  866,630,472
5/30/20    $ 6,515,439  $ 446,023,686  $ (491,933)  $               -   $ 426,630,292
6/6/2020    $ 3,680,513  $ 393,019,243  $ (5,507,341)  $               -   $ 31,784,222
6/13/2020 $118,297,483 $ 4,863,437 $ 169,574,159 $ (1,367,464)  $               -   $               - 
6/20/2020 $221,749,513 $ 234,302 $ 225,387,311 $ (4,557,942)  $               -   $               - 
6/27/2020 $371,114,703 $2,274,076 $374,007,044 $(864,697)  $               -   $               - 
7/4/2020 $349,478,707 $4,590,596 $357,369,886 $ -116,750,232.97 $ 5,314,159 $               - 
7/11/2020 $371,962,325 $5,081,190 $337,782,721 $116,730,254.90 $               -  $               - 
7/18/20 $353,262,720 $14,208,199 $371,227 $274,395.42 $               -  $               - 
7/25/2020 $366,282,865 $17,996,578 $379,351,686 3,126.31 $               -  $               - 
8/1/2020 $342,701,173.82 $175,999,225.52 $ 364,856,982  $588,978 $               -  $               - 
8/8/2020 $ 174,701,950  $ 12,898,152  $ 342,628,767  $ (20,054) $               -  $               - 
8/15/2020 $ 341,504,608 $ 5,447,680 $ 282,930,493 $ 4,838 $               -  $               - 
8/22/2020
$ 295,612,206 
$ 23,752,312 
$ 320,967,202 
$ (397)
$               -   
8/29/2020
$ 344,650,993 
$ 10,904,689 
 $ 323,959,773 
$ (26,841)
$               -  $               - 
9/5/2020
$ 282,014,154 
$ 10,314,784 
$ 299,472,609 
$ (43,459)
$               -  $               - 
9/12/2020
$ 287,327,929 
$ 975,960
$ 288,607,762
$ (882)
 
$               -  $               - 
9/19/2020
$ 269,877,776 
$ 2,820,990
$ 275,205,260 
$ 15,434 
$               -   
9/26/2020
$ 94,015,780 
$ 1,288,359 
$ 151,575,170 
$ 373,970,782 
$               -  $               - 
10/3/2020
$ 21,247,922 
$ 8,818,862 
$ 198,331,543 
$ (54,335)
$               -  $               - 
10/10/2020 $ 158,344,189 $ 12,106,216.30 $ 228,174,892.34 $ 58,913,873 $               -  $               - 
10/17/2020 $ 65,176,561 $ 45,776,355.98 $ 109,205,272.74 $ 11,584.84 $               -  $               - 
10/24/2020 $ 160,001,716 $ 17,591,912.42 $ 174,552,732.66 $ -24,952.96 $               -  $               - 
10/31/2020 $ 117,854,81 $ 18,410,023.06 $ 135,613,762.05 $ 57,617.54 $               - $               -

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

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