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Unemployment benefits may be available if you have recently lost your job.

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Affected by COVID-19

The CARES Act changes who is eligible for unemployment. Get started here to learn more about Pandemic Unemployment Assistance.

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Employers: We can help

We have adopted changes to reduce the burden on employers during the crisis.

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Imposter fraud

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Need other support to cope during COVID-19?

Get the latest information and learn about other resources that may be available to you at Washington State’s COVID-19 website. Visit

How to get help

We’re here to help. But with 20,000 calls coming into our phone center each day, wait times are very long, and many of you are struggling to reach us.

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