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Number of Texans filing unemployment claims increased for second week in a row as 117,244 sought benefits

The claims — an increase of 21.4% compared with the week before — come as coronavirus infections in the state continue surging and after Gov. Greg Abbott ordered bars to close and limited restaurant operations.

Workers begin boarding up bars on W. 6th St. in Austin after Gov. Greg Abbott closed bars in Texas for the second time in three months on June 26, 2020.

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