Governor says TWC received 1.7 million calls about unemployment claims in one day

Posted at 12:25 PM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 13:25:22-04

Governor Abbott said that the Texas Workforce Commission is experiencing an incredible volume of unemployment claims.

He said on March 26, the state hit a new record for claims. He said that they received 1.7 million calls - the average is 120,000 a day.

He said that they have hired more staff to assist with the influx of claims.

In addition, 250 members of house and senate staffers have pitched in to help with claims processing.

If you were denied a claim before, he suggests that you apply again. With the state and federal changes, you might qualify now.