Nearly 25,000 Central Texans file for unemployment

Published: May. 5, 2020 at 9:27 PM CDT
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In the United States, 30 million people have filed for unemployment since mid-March amid coronavirus shutdowns, and the Texas Workforce Commission now reports 24,891 of them are in Central Texas.

In Bell County, 10,408 have filed, and 7,403 have filed in McLennan County.

An interactive map available through the TWC, shows 6,210 women have filed for unemployment in Bell County and 4,191 men have filed.

The top five industries those residents work in a full-service restaurants, limited-service restaurants, dentist offices, elementary and secondary schools and general medical or surgical hospitals.

In McLennan County, of the 7,403 who have filed, 2,961 are men and 4,081 are women.

The top five industries those residents reported working in are full-service restaurants, offices of real estate agents and brokers, limited-service restaurants, dentist offices and department stores.

Three percent of Bell, McLennan and Navarro county residents have filed for unemployment while two percent of residents filed in Coryell, Falls, Freestone, Hamilton, Hill, Lampasas, Leon, Milam and Robertson counties.

One percent of residents in Limestone county filed for unemployment; less than one percent of residents filed in Mills and San Saba counties.

Central Texas unemployment claims by county:

Bell: 10,408

McLennan: 7,403

Coryell: 1,687

Navarro: 1,417

Hill: 879

Bosque: 723

Lampasas: 470

Milam: 436

Freestone: 359

Limestone: 355

Falls: 341

Leon: 287

Robertson: 272

Hamilton: 144

San Saba: 47

Mills: 43

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