News release year:


  • 3/4/2021

    During the week of February 21 - 27, there were 12,958 initial regular unemployment claims (down 7.7 percent from the prior week) and 459,328 total claims for all unemployment benefit categories (down 0.6 percent from the prior week) filed by Washingtonians, according to the Employment Security Department (ESD).

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  • 2/25/2021

    During the week of February 14 - 20, there were 14,043 initial regular unemployment claims (up 3.2 percent from the prior week) and 462,218 total claims for all unemployment benefit categories (up 3.3 percent from the prior week) filed by Washingtonians, according to the Employment Security Department (ESD).

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  • 2/25/2021

    OLYMPIA – The Washington State Auditor’s Office (SAO) has begun notifying people they believe to be impacted by the security breach of the system of Accellion, a third-party provider used by the SAO for hosted file transfer services.

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  • 2/18/2021

    During the week of February 7 - 13, there were 13,607 initial regular unemployment claims (down 13.0 percent from the prior week) and 447,412 total claims for all unemployment benefit categories (down 7.3 percent from the prior week) filed by Washingtonians, according to the Employment Security Department (ESD).

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  • 2/11/2021

    During the week of January 31-February 6, there were 15,644 initial regular unemployment claims (down 2.8 percent from the prior week) and 489,442 total claims for all unemployment benefit categories (down 1.5 percent from the prior week) filed by Washingtonians, according to the Employment Security Department (ESD).

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  • 2/8/2021

    “On behalf of Employment Security Department, I want to thank Governor Inslee and the Legislature for prioritizing this critical relief and support for Washington’s employers and unemployed workers. This is the first bill Gov. Inslee has signed into law this session, indicating just how important it is to the economic health of our state, and we’re committed to delivering the changes in Senate Bill 5061.

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  • 2/4/2021

    During the week of January 24-30, there were 16,102 initial regular unemployment claims (down 2.2 percent from the prior week) and 489,741 total claims for all unemployment benefit categories (up 1.6 percent from the prior week) filed by Washingtonians, according to the Employment Security Department (ESD).

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  • 1/28/2021

    During the week of January 17-23, there were 16,461 initial regular unemployment claims (down 14.3 percent from the prior week) and 482,158 total claims for all unemployment benefit categories (up 2.8 percent from the prior week) filed by Washingtonians, according to the Employment Security Department (ESD).

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