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June 21: Pandemic-era overpayment waiver update

Updated June 21, 2023


The Employment Security Department has implemented expanded rules for waiving overpayments from weeks claimed during the COVID-19 pandemic — between Feb. 2, 2020, to Sept. 4, 2021. We implemented these expanded rules under federal guidance. ESD cannot waive all overpayments. But we are looking for every opportunity to provide relief to those severely impacted by these overpayments.

Addressing overpayment waivers …


New phone number for Employment Security

Updated March 20, 2023


The main phone number for the Employment Security Department has changed to 360-890-3500.

Note: The Unemployment Claims Center number has not changed. Find Claims Center contact information.



Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program status 

Last updated March 3, 2023


The TAA program expired on June 30, 2022. Congress has not renewed the program. We will provide status updates on program renewal here.

Check out this list of certified TAA petitions in Washington state.


Can companies or individuals still file new TAA petitions?

Until further notice, the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) will not issue any determinations and accept any new TAA petitions. Requests to …