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Facts and Figures Report – May 2024

The Facts and Figures Report is prepared monthly and posted after the county press release as a quick reference for employees, legislators, partners and others who may be interested. 

What is included in the Facts and Figures?

  • Unemployment rates
  • Monthly job growth or loss
  • Data for unemployment claims and benefits
  • Long-term unemployed data
  • Average wage/minimum wage
  • Unemployment taxes/trust fund
  • WorkSource services
  • ESD employee data
  • Toll-free numbers to resources for UI claimants, employers, job seekers and more


The algorithm used by ESD's human resources staff to determine demographic information for the Facts & Figures report had a bug. The error resulted in inaccurate percentages listed for "Employees of color." The problem is now fixed and the January 2023 report is accurate. If you have questions about this reporting error, contact EmployeeRelations@ESD.WA.GOV and type "Demographic data" in the subject line.

Facts and Figures

The current month Facts and Figures report is available in PDF format. It may be printed as a one-sided fact sheet or two to a page for a double-sided 4.25x11 rack card for workshops, presentations and other events. The PDF is available only for the current monthly issue.

If you have any questions, requests, or want to see data from previous years, contact the DATA Division at data@esd.wa.gov.

Note: Year-to-date information is no longer available for payment amounts/claim totals and average weeks on regular benefits.