More than 50,000 El Pasoans have filed new unemployment claims since mid-March as COVID-19 continues to ravage the economy, according to Workforce Solutions Borderplex.

About 357,000 El Pasoans were employed as of February, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics. The jobless claims since mid-March indicate that at least one of every seven El Paso jobs have fallen victim to the global pandemic.

Workforce Solutions Borderplex provides a guide to workers and business owners impacted by COVID-19. The agency also has postings for 3,900 available jobs in the El Paso area. Available jobs can be accessed by creating an account and profile at www.workintexas.com.

Robert Moore is the founder and CEO of El Paso Matters. He has been a journalist in the Texas Borderlands since 1986.

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