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The Texas unemployment rate rose to 8.3% in September, the Texas Workforce Commission said Friday, surpassing the national unemployment rate of 7.9% and returning the state to the unemployment levels … more
New unemployment claims appear to be on a steady decrease over the last several weeks with all three Katy area counties seeing reductions in claims, which tracks with a statewide trend. According … more
The amount of unemployment benefits coming to Texans remained up in the air Monday as confusion persisted over President Donald Trump’s weekend executive orders designed to provide economic … more
Texans out of work due to the new coronavirus are bracing for the loss of a $600 weekly addition to their unemployment benefits as Congress’ two chambers appear split over extending the … more
Texans still face obstacles to collecting unemployment benefits months into the coronavirus pandemic's economic crisis By Clare Proctor, The Texas Tribune June 4, 2020 "Texans … more
Texas collected about $2.6 billion in state sales tax revenue in May, leading to the steepest year-over-year decline in over a decade, Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced Monday. The amount is 13.2% … more
The Texas Workforce Commission announced a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 12.8% as of May 22 – a record for Texas. During the past month, a TWC press release said, the Texas economy … more
AUSTIN — An executive order issued by Gov. Greg Abbott to reopen in-store retail shopping, dine-in restaurants, movie theaters, museums, libraries and more took effect May 1 and will continue … more
Editor's note: This story has been updated with a new statement from the Texas Workforce Commission saying it's re-evaluating certain rules for unemployment benefits. Restaurant servers, retail … more
The number of Texans filing for unemployment went back up last week, after a dip in the number of claims the previous week. Last week, 280,406 Texans successfully filed unemployment claims. That … more
Carly Eaves had to choose between paying for food or covering the electricity bill. She chose food. Eaves, of Santa Fe, was laid off from her job as a server at a Waffle House last month, and her … more
Rebecca Mae had been feeling sick for days when she was sent home from her job as a San Antonio respiratory therapist, and told not to return until she tested negative for the novel … more
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