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If you request unemployment benefits, you must search for work and make a minimum number of work search activities in every week for which you request payment.

Your Workforce Development Board determines the minimum number of work search activities based on labor market conditions in your area, so the required number of activities will vary by county and may change as employment conditions change.

When you apply for unemployment benefits we mail you a letter with the required number of work search activities you need to make each week and the date the work search requirement becomes effective. You should rely on the letter TWC sends for your number of required work search activities, rather than this list.

You can record your work search activities on the Work Search LogPDF.

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Counties A-F

County Required
Work Searches
Effective
Date
Anderson 4 4/12/2014
Andrews 5 1/15/2008
Angelina 5 6/26/2016
Aransas 5 11/15/2005
Archer 3 1/2/2004
Armstrong 5 12/1/2008
Atascosa 4 2/19/2017
Austin 3 11/11/2008
Bailey 3 1/2/2004
Bandera 5 2/26/2005
Bastrop 4 3/9/2012
Baylor 3 1/2/2004
Bee 5 11/15/2005
Bell 3 1/2/2004
Bexar 5 2/26/2005
Blanco 3 1/2/2004
Borden 3 1/28/2007
Bosque 3 1/2/2004
Bowie 4 3/1/2011
Brazoria 3 11/11/2008
Brazos 5 1/2/2004
Brewster 2 3/16/2008
Briscoe 5 12/1/2008
Brooks 5 3/26/2017
Brown 4 3/2/2004
Burleson 3 1/2/2004
Burnet 3 1/2/2004
Caldwell 3 1/2/2004
Calhoun 4 3/9/2012
Callahan 3 1/2/2004
Cameron 3 11/21/2008
Camp 4 4/12/2014
Carson 5 12/1/2008
Cass 3 3/1/2011
Castro 5 12/1/2008
Chambers 3 11/11/2008
Cherokee 4 4/12/2014
Childress 5 12/1/2008
Clay 3 1/2/2004
Cochran 3 1/2/2004
Coke 3 4/7/2013
Coleman 3 1/2/2004
Collin 5 3/1/2010
Collingsworth 5 12/1/2008
Colorado 3 1/2/2004
Comal 5 2/26/2005
Comanche 3 1/2/2004
Concho 3 4/7/2013
Cooke 5 1/2/2006
Coryell 3 1/16/2011
Cottle 3 1/2/2004
Crane 5 4/1/2012
Crockett 3 4/7/2013
Crosby 3 1/2/2004
Culberson 1 3/16/2008
Dallam 5 12/1/2008
Dallas 4 8/18/2013
Dawson 3 1/15/2008
DeWitt 4 3/9/2012
Deaf Smith 5 12/1/2008
Delta 3 3/1/2011
Denton 5 3/1/2010
Dickens 3 1/2/2004
Dimmit 1 1/13/2006
Donley 5 12/1/2008
Duval 3 1/2/2004
Eastland 3 1/2/2004
Ector 7 1/15/2008
Edwards 1 3/6/2005
El Paso 5 7/1/2013
Ellis 5 3/1/2010
Erath 4 5/24/2015
Falls 3 1/2/2004
Fannin 5 1/29/2017
Fayette 3 1/2/2004
Fisher 2 3/2/2004
Floyd 3 1/2/2004
Foard 3 1/2/2004
Fort Bend 3 11/11/2008
Franklin 4 3/1/2011
Freestone 3 1/2/2004
Frio 4 2/19/2017

 

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Counties G-L

County Required
Work Searches
Effective
Date
Gaines 5 1/15/2008
Galveston 3 11/11/2008
Garza 3 1/2/2004
Gillespie 5 2/26/2005
Glasscock 3 1/28/2007
Goliad 3 3/9/2012
Gonzales 4 3/9/2012
Gray 5 12/1/2008
Grayson 5 1/29/2017
Gregg 4 4/12/2014
Grimes 3 11/11/2008
Guadalupe 5 2/26/2005
Hale 3 1/2/2004
Hall 5 12/1/2008
Hamilton 1 1/28/2007
Hansford 5 12/1/2008
Hardeman 3 1/2/2004
Hardin 5 11/11/2008
Harris 3 10/31/2008
Harrison 4 4/12/2014
Hartley 5 12/1/2008
Haskell 2 3/2/2004
Hays 5 3/9/2012
Hemphill 5 12/1/2008
Henderson 4 4/12/2014
Hidalgo 3 11/21/2008
Hill 3 1/2/2004
Hockley 3 1/2/2004
Hood 5 1/28/2007
Hopkins 4 3/1/2011
Houston 5 6/26/2016
Howard 5 1/15/2008
Hudspeth 1 3/16/2008
Hunt 5 3/1/2010
Hutchinson 5 12/1/2008
Irion 3 4/7/2013
Jack 3 1/2/2004
Jackson 4 3/9/2012
Jasper 5 6/26/2016
Jeff Davis 1 3/16/2008
Jefferson 5 11/11/2008
Jim Hogg 2 3/2/2004
Jim Wells 5 11/15/2005
Johnson 5 1/28/2007
Jones 3 1/2/2004
Karnes 4 2/19/2017
Kaufman 5 3/1/2010
Kendall 5 2/26/2005
Kenedy 3 1/2/2004
Kent 2 3/2/2004
Kerr 5 2/26/2005
Kimble 3 4/7/2013
King 3 1/2/2004
Kinney 1 3/6/2005
Kleberg 5 11/15/2005
Knox 2 3/2/2004
La Salle 1 3/6/2005
Lamar 4 3/5/2017
Lamb 3 1/2/2004
Lampasas 3 1/16/2011
Lavaca 4 3/9/2012
Lee 3 1/2/2004
Leon 3 1/2/2004
Liberty 3 11/11/2008
Limestone 3 1/2/2004
Lipscomb 5 12/1/2008
Live Oak 5 3/23/2014
Llano 3 1/2/2004
Loving 3 1/28/2007
Lubbock 7 1/29/2017
Lynn 3 1/2/2004

 

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Counties M-R

County Required
Work Searches
Effective
Date
Madison 3 11/11/2008
Marion 4 4/12/2014
Martin 3 1/28/2007
Mason 3 4/7/2013
Matagorda 3 11/11/2008
Maverick 3 1/2/2004
McCulloch 3 4/7/2013
McLennan 3 1/2/2004
McMullen 5 3/23/2014
Medina 5 4/21/2013
Menard 3 4/7/2013
Midland 7 1/15/2008
Milam 3 1/16/2011
Mills 1 1/28/2007
Mitchell 3 1/2/2004
Montague 3 1/2/2004
Montgomery 3 11/11/2008
Moore 5 12/1/2008
Morris 3 3/1/2011
Motley 3 1/2/2004
Nacogdoches 5 6/26/2016
Navarro 5 3/1/2010
Newton 5 6/26/2016
Nolan 3 1/2/2004
Nueces 5 11/15/2005
Ochiltree 5 12/1/2008
Oldham 5 12/1/2008
Orange 5 11/11/2008
Palo Pinto 4 5/24/2015
Panola 4 4/12/2014
Parker 5 1/28/2007
Parmer 5 12/1/2008
Pecos 5 1/15/2008
Polk 5 6/26/2016
Potter 8 4/1/2012
Presidio 2 3/16/2008
Rains 4 4/12/2014
Randall 8 4/1/2012
Reagan 3 4/7/2013
Real 1 3/6/2005
Red River 3 3/1/2011
Reeves 3 1/15/2008
Refugio 3 1/29/2017
Roberts 5 12/1/2008
Robertson 3 1/2/2004
Rockwall 5 3/1/2010
Runnels 3 1/2/2004
Rusk 4 4/12/2014

 

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Counties S-Z

County Required
Work Searches
Effective
Date
Sabine 5 6/26/2016
San Augustine 5 6/26/2016
San Jacinto 5 6/26/2016
San Patricio 5 11/15/2005
San Saba 1 1/28/2007
Schleicher 3 4/7/2013
Scurry 3 1/2/2004
Shackelford 3 1/2/2004
Shelby 5 6/26/2016
Sherman 5 12/1/2008
Smith 4 4/12/2014
Somervell 4 4/14/2013
Starr 3 3/4/2009
Stephens 3 1/2/2004
Sterling 3 4/7/2013
Stonewall 2 3/2/2004
Sutton 3 4/7/2013
Swisher 5 12/1/2008
Tarrant 3 1/2/2004
Taylor 5 3/2/2004
Terrell 3 1/28/2007
Terry 3 1/2/2004
Throckmorton 2 3/2/2004
Titus 3 4/30/2017
Tom Green 3 1/1/2010
Travis 5 1/13/2006
Trinity 5 6/26/2016
Tyler 5 6/26/2016
Upshur 4 4/12/2014
Upton 3 1/28/2007
Uvalde 3 1/2/2004
Val Verde 3 1/2/2004
Van Zandt 4 4/12/2014
Victoria 4 3/9/2012
Walker 3 11/11/2008
Waller 3 11/11/2008
Ward 3 1/28/2007
Washington 3 11/11/2008
Webb 5 2/15/2010
Wharton 3 1/2/2004
Wheeler 5 12/1/2008
Wichita 3 1/2/2004
Wilbarger 3 1/2/2004
Willacy 3 11/21/2008
Williamson 6 3/9/2012
Wilson 5 4/22/2012
Winkler 3 1/28/2007
Wise 5 3/1/2010
Wood 4 4/12/2014
Yoakum 3 1/2/2004
Young 3 1/2/2004
Zapata 2 8/1/2012
Zavala 3 1/2/2004

 

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