$ 600 additional unemployment benefit in Texas ends at the end of July, but here’s why it’s cut short


HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – The increase in federal unemployment benefit is expected to last until Friday July 31, but Texans will not see it in the last week of July. This means that for those receiving benefits, there is $ 600 more per week which should only last a few more weeks.Texas Workforce Commission said on Thursday that the extension of the benefit was beyond its control.READ ALSO: Texas Says It Will Not Receive Overpaid Unemployment Benefits In Cases It Was A State Mistake

“Any modification or extension of [Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation], is expected to occur at the federal level, “said Cisco Gamez, spokesperson for the Texas Workforce Commission.

He stated that, by law, the TWC could not pay partial week benefits.

“As a result, only the payments requested for the weekend of July 25 will include the additional $ 600 weekly,” said Gamez.

Meanwhile, the number of Texans applying for unemployment begins to increase. According to the most recent data, about 117,000 people applied for unemployment last week.

This number is up from around 100,000 compared to the previous week.

To help people find jobs, ABC13 has partnered with Workforce Solutions for a virtual job fair via Facebook live.

During the pandemic, Texas City was one of the hardest hit regions, with an unemployment rate of almost 20%.

If you live in Texas City and need work, there are a lot of jobs.

“We have 33 positions to fill,” said Michelle Castro of Workforce Solutions. “All of these jobs are in the Texas City area.

If you are interested in applying, click here.

There are server stations, delivery drivers and health care stations that pay more than $ 60,000 a year.

“When we get back to you, be sure to answer this call because you don’t want to miss your chance,” said Castrow.

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