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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
Date Updated
Anderson 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Andrews 3 11/1/2020
11/5/2020
Angelina 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Aransas 3 3/7/2021 3/25/2021
Archer 3 3/14/2021 3/9/2021
Armstrong 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Atascosa 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Austin 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Bailey 3 12/8/2020 12/7/2020
Bandera 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Bastrop 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Baylor 3 3/14/2021 3/9/2021
Bee 3 3/7/2021 3/25/2021
Bell 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Bexar 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Blanco 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Borden 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Bosque 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Bowie 4 2/8/2021 2/8/2021
Brazoria 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Brazos 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Brewster 3 2/7/2021 2/5/2021
Briscoe 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Brooks 3 3/7/2021 3/25/2021
Brown 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Burleson 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Burnet 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Caldwell 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Calhoun 3 2/10/2021 2/10/2021
Callahan 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Cameron 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Camp 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Carson 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Cass 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Castro 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Chambers 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Cherokee 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Childress 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Clay 3 3/14/2021 3/9/2021
Cochran 3 12/8/2020 12/7/2020
Coke 3 3/7/2021 3/7/2021
Coleman 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Collin 5 2/7/2021 2/23/2021
Collingsworth 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Colorado 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Comal 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Comanche 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Concho 3 3/7/2021 3/7/2021
Cooke 5 5/23/2021 6/24/2021
Coryell 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Cottle 3 3/14/2021 3/9/2021
Crane 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Crockett 3 3/7//2021 3/7/2021
Crosby 3 12/8/2020 12/7/2020
Culberson 3 2/7/2021 2/5/2021
Dallam 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Dallas 3 5/30/2021 6/24/2021
Dawson 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
DeWitt 3 2/10/2021 2/10/2021
Deaf Smith 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Delta 4 2/8/2021 2/8/2021
Denton 5 2/7/2021 2/23/2021
Dickens 3 12/8/2020 12/7/2020
Dimmit 2 11/8/2020 11/9/2020
Donley 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Duval 3 3/7/2021 3/25/2021
Eastland 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Ector 5 2/28/2021 6/24/2021
Edwards 1 1/29/2021 2/1/2021
El Paso 3 2/7/2021 2/5/2021
Ellis 5 2/7/2021 2/23/2021
Erath 5 2/7/2021 2/23/2021
Falls 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Fannin 5 5/23/2021 6/24/2021
Fayette 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Fisher 2 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Floyd 3 12/8/2020 12/7/2020
Foard 3 3/14/2021 3/9/2021
Fort Bend 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Franklin 4 2/8/2021 2/8/2021
Freestone 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Frio 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020

 

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Counties G-L

County Required
Work Searches
Effective
Date
Date Updated
Gaines 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Galveston 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Garza 3 12/8/2020 12/7/2020
Gillespie 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Glasscock 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Goliad 2 2/10/2021 2/10/2021
Gonzales 3 2/10/2021 2/10/2021
Gray 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Grayson 5 5/23/2021 6/24/2021
Gregg 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Grimes 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Guadalupe 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Hale 3 12/8/2020 12/7/2020
Hall 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Hamilton 1 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Hansford 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Hardeman 3 3/14/2021 3/9/2021
Hardin 5 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Harris 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Harrison 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Hartley 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Haskell 2 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Hays 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Hemphill 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Henderson 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Hidalgo 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Hill 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Hockley 3 12/8/2020 12/7/2020
Hood 5 2/7/2021 2/23/2021
Hopkins 4 2/8/2021 2/8/2021
Houston 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Howard 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Hudspeth 3 2/7/2021 2/5/2021
Hunt 5 2/7/2021 2/23/2021
Hutchinson 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Irion 3 3/7/2021 3/7/2021
Jack 3 3/14/2021 3/9/2021
Jackson 3 2/10/2021 2/10/2021
Jasper 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Jeff Davis 3 2/7/2021 2/5/2021
Jefferson 5 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Jim Hogg 1 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Jim Wells 3 3/7/2021 3/25/2021
Johnson 5 2/7/2021 2/23/2021
Jones 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Karnes 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Kaufman 5 2/7/2021 2/23/2021
Kendall 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Kenedy 3 3/7/2021 3/25/2021
Kent 2 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Kerr 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Kimble 3 3/7/2021 3/7/2021
King 3 12/8/2020 12/7/2020
Kinney 1 1/29/2021 2/1/2021
Kleberg 3 3/7/2021 3/25/2021
Knox 2 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
La Salle 1 11/8/2020 11/9/2020
Lamar 4 2/8/2021 2/8/2021
Lamb 3 12/9/2020 12/7/2020
Lampasas 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Lavaca 3 2/10/2021 2/10/2021
Lee 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Leon 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Liberty 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Limestone 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Lipscomb 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Live Oak 3 3/7/2021 3/25/2021
Llano 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Loving 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Lubbock 3 12/8/2020 12/7/2020
Lynn 3 12/8/2020 12/7/2020

 

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Counties M-R

County Required
Work Searches
Effective
Date
Date Updated
Madison 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Marion 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Martin 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Mason 3 3/7/2021 3/7/2021
Matagorda 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Maverick 3 11/8/2020 11/9/2020
McCulloch 3 3/7/2021 3/7/2021
McLennan 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
McMullen 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Medina 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Menard 3 3/7/2021 3/7/2021
Midland 5 2/28/2021 6/24/2021
Milam 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Mills 1 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Mitchell 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Montague 3 3/14/2021 3/9/2021
Montgomery 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Moore 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Morris 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Motley 3 12/8/2020 12/7/2020
Nacogdoches 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Navarro 5 2/7/2021 2/23/2021
Newton 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Nolan 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Nueces 3 3/7/2021 3/25/2021
Ochiltree 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Oldham 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Orange 5 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Palo Pinto 5 2/7/2021 2/23/2021
Panola 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Parker 5 2/7/2021 2/23/2021
Parmer 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Pecos 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Polk 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Potter 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Presidio 3 2/7/2021 2/5/2021
Rains 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Randall 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Reagan 3 3/7/2021 3/7/2021
Real 1 2/3/2021 2/1/2021
Red River 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Reeves 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Refugio 3 3/7/2021 3/25/2021
Roberts 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Robertson 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Rockwall 5 2/7/2021 2/23/2021
Runnels 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Rusk 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020

 

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Counties S-Z

County Required
Work Searches
Effective
Date
Date Updated
Sabine 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
San Augustine 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
San Jacinto 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
San Patricio 3 3/7/2021 3/25/2021
San Saba 1 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Schleicher 3 3/7/2021 3/7/2021
Scurry 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Shackelford 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Shelby 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Sherman 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Smith 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Somervell 5 2/7/2021 2/23/2021
Starr 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Stephens 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Sterling 3 3/7/2021 3/7/2021
Stonewall 2 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Sutton 3 3/7/2021 3/7/2021
Swisher 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Tarrant 3 3/7/2021 3/7/2021
Taylor 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Terrell 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Terry 3 12/8/2020 12/7/2020
Throckmorton 2 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Titus 4 2/8/2021 2/8/2021
Tom Green 3 3/7/2021 3/7/2021
Travis 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Trinity 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Tyler 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Upshur 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Upton 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Uvalde 3 11/8/2020 11/9/2020
Val Verde 3 11/8/2020 11/9/2020
Van Zandt 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Victoria 3 2/10/2021 2/10/2021
Walker 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Waller 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Ward 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Washington 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Webb 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Wharton 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Wheeler 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Wichita 3 3/14/2021 3/9/2021
Wilbarger 3 3/14/2021 3/9/2021
Willacy 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Williamson 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Wilson 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Winkler 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Wise 5 2/7/2021 2/23/2021
Wood 3 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Yoakum 3 12/8/2020 12/7/2020
Young 3 3/14/2021 3/9/2021
Zapata 1 11/1/2020 11/5/2020
Zavala 2 11/8/2020 11/9/2020

 

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