Texas workers continue to tap unemployment insurance at an elevated rate weeks into the new year. Nearly 51,000 claims for first-time unemployment insurance were filed by Texas workers during the week that ended Jan. 16, according to data released by the U.S. Department of Labor Jan. 21. It's a decrease of some 14,000 claims, or 21.5%, from the week prior, when nearly 65,000 unemployment claims were filed in Texas. The number of jobless claims filed each week by Texas workers, a proxy for layoffs,…

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