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
5/01/21 28,848*
5/08/21 30,538*
5/15/21 26,621*
5/22/21 23,206*
5/29/21 22,076*
6/05/21 17,734*
6/12/21 20,717*
6/19/21 22,616*
6/26/21 18,798*
7/03/21 23,415*
7/10/21 31,749*
7/17/21 44,253*
7/24/21 33,151*
7/31/21 29,429*
8/7/21 30,518*
8/14/21 22,731*
8/21/21 19,472*
8/28/21 19,274*
9/04/21 18,873*
9/11/21 15,891*
9/18/21 15,528*
9/25/21 20,206*
10/02/21 18,387*
10/09/21 18,071*
10/16/21 15,657*
10/23/21 15,047*
10/30/21 15,069*
11/06/21 15,515*
11/13/21 14,790*
11/20/21 21,700
11/27/21 5,400

Historic UI Claims Filed

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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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

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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