Occupations exempt from unemployment insurance coverage

When employment is exempt from Unemployment Insurance (UI) coverage, the employee is not eligible for UI benefits. Certain employment may or may not be exempt from UI coverage, depending on the circumstances.  We maintain a list of such services and the corresponding sections of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) which further explain when the listed employment is excluded from coverage*.  

Please see the exempt professions chart for the most up-to-date list of occupations and services exempted from unemployment insurance coverage.

*Please review the applicable RCW section completely as the listed services may be covered by UI under certain circumstances. To determine whether your services are exempt, or for any other questions, please call us at 360-902-9360.