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Coronavirus in Texas

The number of Texans filing for unemployment increased 860% in a week

Two weeks ago, 16,176 Texans filed for new unemployment benefits. But just one week later — after leaders shut down businesses across the state to slow the spread of the new coronavirus — that number jumped up to 155,657 out-of-work people filing for unemployment relief.

Shuttered bars on Austin's Sixth street during the COVID-19 pandemic on March 19, 2020.

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