Nearly 25,000 Central Texans file for unemployment
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.
San Saba: 47