The state is now in the midst of an election season when millions of dollars are at stake.
With the deadline for filing for unemployment benefits, February 9, comes a time of heightened uncertainty and public scrutiny of the state’s economic recovery.
But that hasn’t stopped Texans from filling out an application online, or even using a smartphone app.
Now that Texas is set to receive millions of tax dollars, it seems more important than ever to find out how they’re doing.
In Texas, a new system that lets people apply for unemployment insurance has been rolling out over the past few months.
The new system, called the Texas Jobless Assistance Program, allows anyone who’s not eligible for public assistance to use the program, and it’s been making waves in the community.
The application process in Texas is more complicated than most states, which have had an unemployment-specific state agency that has been doing this for years.
It’s also far more complex than the federal system.
A worker with an unemployment benefit check from the Texas Department of Labor will then go through several steps to get an unemployment insurance check.
The first step is to provide proof of a valid paycheck, which includes either a paycheck stub, utility bill, or bank statement.
In some cases, this verification could be done by sending in your Social Security number or driver’s license.
Then, after that, the worker will go through a series of steps that could take up to four hours.
The final step is for the workers to provide their social security number, which is verified by checking a social security card or credit card.
It also includes an affidavit from a certified public accountant that shows the worker’s income.
The process is far more time-consuming than what other states use.
The process can take between three and eight hours, and sometimes can take a day to process, according to the Texas Workforce Commission, which advises state agencies on hiring and job placement.
“We don’t want to overwhelm the applicant, but it’s more complicated for the applicant,” said Tom Hanks, who heads up the Texas Employment Development Department.
“In some cases it takes us several days to process.”
The process is also more costly.
The unemployment assistance checks in Texas can be as much as $100 per week, but some states like Florida, Arizona, and Virginia have higher monthly limits.
Texas, however, has a capped monthly benefit, which ranges from $25 to $300 per month.
Hanks said the jobless assistance program is an important step in the state getting back to a “recovery” economy.
“This helps us to get back to full employment, and to create more jobs for people who are currently out of work,” he said.
“It’s not just the money that’s going into the state treasury, but also the jobs that are created.
So it’s really about creating jobs.”
The state estimates that the program has helped more than 1.4 million people get back on their feet since its launch.
The state has also seen an uptick in applications in recent weeks, with the unemployment rate falling from 10.5 percent to 8.9 percent.
But there are concerns about how much of the savings that the joblessness program has made is actually going toward helping people who aren’t eligible for unemployment.
“I think that the money is going to go to the people who have been out of jobs,” said Hanks.
“And that’s really not a fair comparison.
We have people who just aren’t working and aren’t looking for work.”
The Texas WorkForce Commission, a non-profit group that assists the state with hiring and training, is worried that the state is understating how much unemployment benefits actually help.
“The state has said, ‘We don,t know how many people are out of the labor market, so we can’t calculate the unemployment benefit contribution,'” said Hardson.
“So, I think that they’re understimating how much they’re saving by not counting that in the calculation.”
Hanks says that the commission is working on a new application that will help states understand how many of the workers who are eligible for benefits have actually applied for those benefits.
“If you’re looking at the number of people who actually applied to get those benefits, we want to know what they actually spent,” he told Business Insider.
“Because if you’re going to say, ‘Oh, by the way, we didn’t do anything with those people to get them benefits,’ you’re just going to be going off a different number.
So we’re going in the opposite direction.”
Texas, which has seen a sharp rise in the number and cost of hurricanes over the last few years, has struggled to find qualified people to fill jobs.
According to the Economic Policy Institute, the number one reason for job loss in the Lone Star State is people leaving the state.
As the state has struggled with job growth, the unemployment rates in Texas have also been increasing.
According in 2016, the state was at 3.4 percent unemployment. That’s up