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COVID-19 Recession in Texas

280,000 more Texans filed for unemployment last week as oil collapse and coronavirus precautions wallop state's economy

The total number of out-of-work Texans is 1.3 million since mid-March as the state's economy continues roiling from business closures, a troubled energy sector and corporate layoffs.

A gas flare in the Eagle Ford oil patch south of San Antonio, TX.

Coronavirus in Texas

As the coronavirus spreads across the state, The Texas Tribune is covering the most important health, economic and breaking developments that affect Texans, every day. Watch our Texas unemployment tracker, use our explainer on the coronavirus for essential information, and visit our map tracker for the number of cases, deaths and tests in Texas.

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