Apply for Unemployment Insurance

Apply for Unemployment

Our call centers are open seven days a week from 7am-7pm. The Unemployment Benefits System is available 24/7.


Submit Additional Unemployment Insurance Documents:

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Understanding Your Benefits

There are several types of benefits available to Texans. Click here to understand the types of benefits you may be qualified for.

Unemployed After Returning to Work

If it has been three weeks or less since your last payment request: Request payment. If it has been more than three weeks since your last payment request you will need to reapply. Be sure to report any hours or earnings you work during the period requested.

Child Care and COVID-19

Child Care and COVID-19

TWC has approved multiple policy actions to support families and programs at this time and continues to move quickly to respond to child care needs across the state. Actions approved by the commission.

Frontline Child Care Availability Portal

This website will allow frontline workers to search for available child care near their home or work, and it will display a map of licensed child care centers, licensed homes, and registered homes.


Workforce Solutions Local Boards and COVID-19

Due to the spread of COVID-19 several local Workforce Solutions offices around the state have had to move to virtual services or limited public access. Before you go to any office please check the updated list below to find the best way to contact your office. The list is updated as office status changes occur.


Vocational Rehabilitation Updates

TWC-VR is committed to continuing to serve customers as we work together with our Texas Workforce Solutions partners to address the serious health and safety implications caused by the spread of COVID-19.

VR Offices and Updates

Unemployment Benefits ID Theft

Unemployment Benefits ID Theft

Help TWC fight unemployment benefits identity (ID) theft.

Businesses or individuals who have information that an unemployment claim was filed using a stolen ID should report the ID theft claim on TWC’s online portal.

Report ID Theft

Reportar robo de identidad

We recommend using the secure online portal to report any suspected ID theft claim. However, if you cannot use the online portal, send an email to or leave a message on the TWC Fraud Hotline at 800-252-3642. Individuals who report suspected ID theft to TWC do not always receive a call, email, or letter in response to the information provided. TWC will only contact you if we need clarification.

See our Unemployment Benefits ID Theft webpage for more information about how businesses and individuals can protect themselves.

Additional Suggestions for Victims of ID Theft

Employer Resources

Employer Resources

Learn more about programs and resources available to Texas employers and small businesses.


Employer Work Refusal Form

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If you offered any of your employees a chance to return to work and they refused, TWC needs to know. Please report each individual who refused to return to work on our online Employer Work Refusal Documentation form.

Employer Response to Notice of Application for Unemployment Benefits

UI Claimant Dashboard

Texas Unemployment at a Glance

Total Payments since BWE 3/14/20: $49.2 Billion
PUC Paid to Date since 4/13/20: $22.2 Billion
PUA Paid to Date since 4/14/20: $5.1 Billion
PEUC Paid to Date since 5/11/20: $5.2 Billion
Payments Made in Last 10 days: 1,029,890 Million
Net Title XII Advances Drawn Since 6/9/20: $6.9 Billion
Total Claims Received since BWE 3/14/20: 8.1 million

More information on Texas’ unemployment Trust Fund

Interactive Map UI Claims by Region

Putting Texans Back to Work

On Nov. 1, 2020, TWC reinstated work search requirements. Current requirements vary by county. View required work searches in your county.

My TX Career

Access the state’s premier job site via our new streamlined portal.

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Virtual Job Fairs

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Build Your Skills

TWC partnered with Metrix Learning to bring Texans over 5,000 online courses. If you already have a WorkinTexas account, sign up via your account. If not, use the Metrix Portal

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Texas Career Tools

Texas Career Tools Texas Occupations by Area

This interactive visualization of the industries/occupations helps Texans identify the highest number of job openings in their area.


Texas Wages

Learn wage ranges for hundreds of occupations by region in Texas.

Texas Skills To Work

Match skills on a resume with skills asked for in a job posting and search current job postings among 28 metro areas in Texas.

Other Resources

Other Resources

TWC is working closely with other State Agencies to help Texans. Below are some helpful resources for Texans impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.