Unemployment Insurance webinars

Due to the continued high demand for unemployment benefits, we are offering a new option for customers to learn more about Washington's Unemployment Insurance. 

To respect individual confidentiality, it is important to point out that this is not an opportunity to answer questions about individual or personal situations.

This webinar will be conducted using WebEx. For issues connecting to the webinar, contact Webex Support. We can not provide technical assistance.

Choose webinar topic and when you would like to attend:

Registration is free

Applying for new 
unemployment benefits

• Thursday, Dec. 3, 10 to 11 a.m. → Register

Restarting your unemployment claim

• Wednesday, Dec. 2, 4 to 5 p.m. → Register

How to file a weekly claim

• Wednesday, Nov. 25, 10 to 11 a.m. → Register 

• Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2 to 3 p.m. → Register

General questions and answers
about unemployment benefits

• Friday, Dec. 4, 10 to 11 a.m. → Register

Webinar agenda


  1. Introduction
  2. Topic of webinar
  3. Questions via chat (if time allows)

How to attend

  1. Click the link above to register for your chosen date and time through Eventbrite.
  2. After registering, find a link to the webinar by clicking the ticket for your event, and then the option to  "View Links".
  3. At the meeting time, click "View Links" in Eventbrite to launch the webinar.

Click here to download detailed instructions.

Previously recorded sessions

Applying for new unemployment benefits - It's highly recommended that you watch this webinar before you fill out your unemployment benefits application. This will guide you through the process of applying on eServices.
English: Presentation (.pptx)   |  Video recorded session

Submitting weekly claims - Will guide you through the process of submitting a weekly claim via eServices.  It also explains some various “week summary” screens and what various items tell you.
English: Presentation (.pptx)  |  Video recorded session 

Unemployment general questions - Will inform you on how you might use your eServices account to get information or answer questions yourself.  Also includes a question and answer session near the end.
English: Presentation (.pptx)  |  Video recorded session

Unemployment benefits for self-employed - Will guides you through the process of filing for both regular UI benefits and the expanded pandemic benefits.  Special emphasis is given towards situations for those that are self-employed, independent contractors, gig economy workers, LLC’s, S corporations, and sole proprietors. (Some of the content of this presentation may be slightly dated but the overall process is still applies)
English: Presentation (.pptx)  |  Video recorded session 

Unemployment benefits and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) – Will guide you through the process of applying for both regular unemployment benefits and the expanded pandemic benefits. 
Russian: Presentation (.pptx)  |  Video recorded session (Some of this content may be slightly dated, but the overall process still applies)