Nearly 2 million Texas filed for unemployment since March 14

  • TWC unemployment data filings
    TWC unemployment data filings
  • Jefferson County unemployment data filings
    Jefferson County unemployment data filings
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According to data released by the Texas Workforce Commission, 1.9 million Texas filed for initial unemployment claims from March 14 through May 1. More than 30 million Americans have filed in that time period. 

From March 14 to April 18, just over 11,000 Jefferson County residents filed. Around 1,400 residents filed over the same time period in 2019