Plano North July 2021

COMPILED BY JOE WARNER

THE COVID-19

THE JOBS?

Initial unemployment claims were the highest in Texas history during the COVID-19 pandemic. The highest month came early, with 1.1 million initial claims filed in April 2020.

As of July 7, there were 889,865 job openings listed at www.workintexas.com. Occupations with the highest number of job openings in Texas include:

1.2M

HIGHEST MONTH 1,122,244

Registered nurses 30,124

First-line supervisors of retail sales workers 4,312

1M 800K 600K 400K 200K 0

Retail salespersons 8,206

Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 3,920

Customer service reps 7,727

General and operations managers 3,906

First-line supervisors of food prep and serving workers 5,305

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers 3,841

Nursing assistants 4,730

Computer programmers 4,720

These are the top three categories for job openings in the Dallas metro. DALLASCOUNTY

EVENT:

FILINGS:

TURMOIL Texas Five weekly peaks of initial unemployment filings from major events that affected Texas since 2000

315,167 63,788 49,398 30,949

COVID-19: April 4, 2020

Computer programmers 1,515

Customer service representatives 1,286

Registered nurses

Hurricane Harvey: Sept. 2, 2017

3,250 1

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3

Recession: Sept. 27, 2008

Hurricane Rita: Oct. 8, 2005

COLLIN COUNTY

26,115

Post 9/11: Jan. 12, 2002

Computer programmers 764

Software developers, applications 467

Registered nurses 1,047

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TOP CLAIMS BY ZIP CODE The top postal ZIP codes for new unemployment claims from May 26-June 26, 2021, in the Community Impact Newspaper coverage area.

TARRANT COUNTY

Customer service representatives 633

Registered nurses 2,264

Retail salespersons

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751 2

3

Katy (77449) 400 Dallas (75227) 384 Baytown (77521) 374 Houston (77084) 333 Keller (76244) 301

Pflugerville (78660) 298 Katy (77494) 264 Pearland (77584) 260 Cypress (77433) 255 Houston (77077) 246

Dallas (75216) 245 NewBraunfels (78130) 245 Baytown (77520) 244 Lewisville (75067) 243 Dallas (75243) 241

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DENTON COUNTY

First-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers 227

Registered nurses 793

Retail salespersons

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326 2

SOURCE: WWW.WORKINTEXAS.COM/COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

SOURCES: TEXAS WORKFORCE COMMISSION, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR/COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

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