Managing Agency Texas Workforce Commission

Program Description

Unemployment insurance benefits provide temporary financial assistance to workers unemployed through no fault of their own that meet Texas' eligibility requirements.

General Program Requirements

To qualify for unemployment benefits in Texas, you must have worked in Texas during the past 12 to 18 months and have at least a minimum amount of wages as required by our guidelines. You must also be able to work, available for work, and looking for work each week that you are requesting benefits.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

In order to establish your unemployment claim, please visit the Texas Workforce online registration site.

Program Contact Information

For more information, please visit our website at:

If you have questions, please call:


You may also write to us at:
Texas Workforce Commission
101 E 15th St
Austin, TX 78778-0001

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