News release year:


  • 9/16/2021

    During the week of Sept. 5, there were 4,860 initial regular unemployment claims, down 6.6 percent from the prior week. Total claims filed by Washingtonians for all unemployment benefit categories numbered 245,345, down 4.8 percent from the prior week.

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  • 9/15/2021

    Washington’s economy added 16,800 jobs in August and the state’s preliminary seasonally adjusted monthly unemployment rate remained constant at 5.1 percent from July to August, according to the Employment Security Department (ESD).

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  • 9/9/2021

    During the week of August 29 to September 4, there were 5,205 initial regular unemployment claims, up 2.6 percent from the prior week. Total claims filed by Washingtonians for all unemployment benefit categories numbered 257,702, down 5.6 percent from the prior week.

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  • 9/2/2021

    During the week of August 22 to 28, there were 5,073 initial regular unemployment claims, down 5.3 percent from the prior week. Total claims filed by Washingtonians for all unemployment benefit categories numbered 272,845, down 1.0 percent from the prior week.

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  • 8/26/2021

    During the week of August 15 to 21, there were 5,357 initial regular unemployment claims, down 3.1 percent from the prior week. Total claims filed by Washingtonians for all unemployment benefit categories numbered 275,558, down 3.5 percent from the prior week.

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  • 8/19/2021

    During the week of August 8 to 14, there were 5,528 initial regular unemployment claims, up 2.0 percent from the prior week. Total claims filed by Washingtonians for all unemployment benefit categories numbered 285,450, down 7.0 percent from the prior week.

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  • 8/18/2021

    Washington’s economy added 22,700 jobs in July and the state’s preliminary seasonally adjusted monthly unemployment rate dropped slightly to 5.1 percent from June to July, according to the Employment Security Department (ESD).

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  • 8/12/2021

    During the week of August 1 to 7, there were 5,420 initial regular unemployment claims, up 10.2 percent from the prior week. Total claims filed by Washingtonians for all unemployment benefit categories numbered 306,858, down 0.5 percent from the prior week.

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