As expected claims for unemployment benefits in Texas have skyrocketed. The Texas Workforce Commission website crashed on Thursday due to the heavy usage. The website usually sees 10,000 visitors per day. That site had 40,000 visits on Tuesday of last week and 50,000 on Wednesday. The Thursday crash was brief. Unemployment claims as of Tuesday, March 17, numbered 19,200, almost twice that of Monday. The best approach is to just keep trying until you can file your claim. Do not forget the requirement to call in periodically to report on your job search.
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