News release year:


  • 10/4/2018

    OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee has declared October 2018 Careers in Manufacturing Month saluting Washington manufacturers for being a cornerstone of the state’s economy and providing high-wage, high-tech jobs across the state.

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  • 10/2/2018

    OLYMPIA – As Washington state prepares to celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month in October, the Employment Security Department (ESD) is celebrating a $2.5 million federal grant to help up to 400 workers who develop a potential injury or illness remain at work, return to work or attain a new job.

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  • 9/19/2018

    OLYMPIA – Washington’s economy added 9,100 jobs in August and the state’s seasonally adjusted monthly unemployment rate for August was 4.5 percent according to the Employment Security Department. The August unemployment rate decreased slightly from the July 2018 unemployment rate of 4.6 percent and is the lowest rate for August since 1976.

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  • 9/17/2018

    OLYMPIA - If you’re interested in issues affecting people with disabilities and want to influence state decision makers, apply by Sept. 30 to become a member of the Governor’s Committee on Disability Issues and Employment (GCDE).

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  • 9/7/2018

    OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee has declared September 2018 Careers in Retail Month saluting Washington retailers for the difference they make through employment opportunities and economic impact.

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  • 8/24/2018

    OLYMPIA – Just days before National Labor Rights Week, leaders from the Employment Security Department (ESD) and the Consulate of Mexico in Seattle signed an agreement today formalizing their partnership to help Mexican nationals understand their rights to employment and unemployment services in Washington.

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  • 8/15/2018

    OLYMPIA – Washington’s economy added 12,400 jobs in July and the state’s seasonally adjusted monthly unemployment rate for July was 4.6 percent according to the Employment Security Department. The July unemployment rate decreased slightly from the June 2018 unemployment rate of 4.7 percent, matching a historical low.

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  • 7/26/2018

    OLYMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee today announced nearly $5 million in new federal grant funds to help Washingtonians affected by opioid use disorder find employment. The National Health Emergency Dislocated Worker Demonstration Grant will support projects in Snohomish, Grays Harbor, Mason, Thurston, Lewis and Pacific counties.

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