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What are the unemployment benefits in Texas?

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Unemployment benefits in Texas are handled by the Texas Workforce Commission and take the form of a weekly benefit amount. The benefit amount is determined by past wages, nature of separation from the previous job and other ongoing eligibility requirements.

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As of March 2015, the weekly benefit amount is between $64 and $465 depending on past wages. Wages earned while collecting this benefit may reduce the amount. There is also a maximum allowable benefit amount. This amount is equal to 26 times the weekly benefit amount or 27 percent of all wages collected in the base period, whichever amount is less.

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