Self-Employment Assistance Program Report

The purpose of the Self-Employment Assistance Program (SEAP) is to assist eligible unemployed individuals in creating new businesses and job opportunities across Washington state. Unemployment insurance (UI) claimants, identified as likely to exhaust their regular unemployment benefits, are notified of the opportunity to enroll in SEAP training while continuing to receive their unemployment benefits. The 2011 Self-Employment Assistance Program Legislative Report was prepared in accordance with the Revised Code of Washington, section 50.20.250.

In the 2015 Self-Employment Assistance Program Net impact Study Legislative Report, we analyze the effects of SEAP training on participants’ self-employment, wage and unemployment benefits. We include data relating to business income, covered employment wages, unemployment benefits and demographic characteristics of SEAP-eligible UI claimants from 2007 through 2012. All data used came from ESD existing data sources and the Department of Revenue. This study was prepared in accordance with the Revised Code of Washington, section 50.20.250.