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Worker Profiling and Reemployment Services
The Worker Profiling and Reemployment Services (WPRS) system was established nationwide following the 1993 enactment of Public Law 103-152. The law required state employment security agencies to profile new claimants for regular unemployment insurance (UI) benefits to identify those most likely to exhaust their regular benefits and refer them to reemployment services to promote a faster transition to new employment.
In response to …
About eServices for employers
eServices is a secure website for conducting much of your Employment Security Department business. To use it, you’ll first need to create an eServices account, which requires several steps. Please read this page before starting the process. This user guide also will help you sign in and navigate. The more you know, the easier it will be!
In eServices, you can:
1. Manage your employees’ unemployment claims
Reply to inquiries, including questions about …
WorkSource frequently asked questions
Q. What is WorkSource? A. WorkSource is a partnership of state and local government agencies (including Employment Security), colleges and non-profit organizations that offer employment services for job seekers and businesses. There are about three dozen full-service WorkSource centers open to the public across the state, plus several dozen satellite sites that offer a smaller array of services. The offices are listed online and in the blue pages of the …
Frequently asked questions (FAQ) on UI benefits
Many of your questions can be answered by referring to the Handbook for Unemployed Workers
Q. What are unemployment-insurance benefits?A. Unemployment benefits partially replace your regular earnings and help you meet expenses while you look for another job. They are not based on financial need. While receiving benefits, it’s your responsibility to get back to work as quickly as you can.
Q. How do I apply for benefits?A. Apply for …
Determining your unemployment tax rate
Washington's unemployment-insurance program is an experience-based system. In general, your unemployment tax rate depends on how much your … more
Backdating requests for standby
DescriptionState law allows the Department to waive the requirement that an unemployment claimant search for work if that claimant is temporarily laid off, but has an expected return-to-work date. This is known as “standby.” The Department has discovered circumstances when claimants should be allowed to backdate applications for standby after employers confirm an expected return-to-work date.
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Asotin County profile
by Ajsa Suljic, regional labor economist - updated September 2018
Overview | Geographic facts | Outlook | Labor force and unemployment | Industry employment | Wages and income | Population | Useful links | PDF Profile copy
Asotin County, established in 1883, is in the farthest southeastern corner of Washington, bounded on the east by Idaho and on the south by Oregon. Garfield County makes up its western border and part of its northern …
Hours of availability
DescriptionThe Department is engaging in rulemaking to adjust the standard for the hours a claimant must be available for work in order to be eligible for unemployment benefits.
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Unemployment benefits if you quit your job
Can you get benefits if you quit your job?
It depends. We'll decide if you are eligible for unemployment benefits based on the facts about your job loss. You may qualify for unemployment benefits if we decide you quit for the following good-cause reasons:
You quit to take another job.
You became sick or disabled, or a member of your family became sick, disabled or died, and it was necessary for you to quit work.
You moved to be with your …
ESD services resume as scheduled
Last updated: June 30, 2017 at 11:15 p.m.
Gov. Inslee has signed the 2017–19 state operating budget. For positions funded by the operating budget, all notices for temporary layoff, reduction in work hours and emergency leave without pay are rescinded.
State agencies will be open for business Monday, July 3, and state employees funded by the operating budget will be on regular work schedules.