News release year:


  • 5/6/2021

    During the week of April 25 – May 1, there were 10,507 initial regular unemployment claims (down 9.6 percent from the prior week) and 404,257 total claims for all unemployment benefit categories (down 0.9 percent from the prior week) filed by Washingtonians, according to the Employment Security Department (ESD).

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  • 4/29/2021

    During the week of April 18 – April 24, there were 11,629 initial regular unemployment claims (down 12.0 percent from the prior week) and 408,001 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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  • 4/22/2021

    During the week of April 11 – April 17, there were 13,216 initial regular unemployment claims (down 23.5 percent from the prior week) and 414,414 total claims for all unemployment benefit categories (down 3.3 percent from the prior week) filed by Washingtonians, according to the Employment Security Department (ESD).

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  • 4/15/2021

    During the week of April 4 – April 10, there were 17,281 initial regular unemployment claims (up 45.7 percent from the prior week) and 428,521 total claims for all unemployment benefit categories (up 0.4 percent from the prior week) filed by Washingtonians, according to the Employment Security Department (ESD).

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  • 4/14/2021

    Washington’s economy added 23,100 jobs in March and the state’s preliminary seasonally adjusted monthly unemployment rate decreased from 5.6 percent in February to 5.4 percent in March, according to the Employment Security Department (ESD).

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  • 4/13/2021

    OLYMPIA – The Washington State Auditor’s Office (SAO) released two new audit reports on Tuesday related to the Employment Security Department (ESD).

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  • 4/8/2021

    During the week of March 28 – April 3, there were 11,863 initial regular unemployment claims (up 3.6 percent from the prior week) and 426,803 total claims for all unemployment benefit categories (down 0.8 percent from the prior week) filed by Washingtonians, according to the Employment Security Department (ESD).

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  • 4/1/2021

    During the week of March 21 – March 27, there were 11,445 initial regular unemployment claims (up 0.5 percent from the prior week) and 430,077 total claims for all unemployment benefit categories (down 1.3 percent from the prior week) filed by Washingtonians, according to the Employment Security Department (ESD).

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