News release year:


  • 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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  • 3/25/2021

    During the week of March 14 – March 20, there were 11,398 initial regular unemployment claims (down 2.6 percent from the prior week) and 435,675 total claims for all unemployment benefit categories (down 3.1 percent from the prior week) filed by Washingtonians, according to the Employment Security Department (ESD).

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  • 3/24/2021

    Washington’s economy added 24,500 jobs in February and the state’s preliminary seasonally adjusted monthly unemployment rate decreased from 6.0 percent in January (revised) to 5.6 percent in February according to the Employment Security Department (ESD).

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  • 3/18/2021

    During the week of March 7 – March 13, there were 11,699 initial regular unemployment claims (down 0.5 percent from the prior week) and 449,838 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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  • 3/16/2021

    Washington’s economy added 4,400 jobs in January and the state’s preliminary seasonally adjusted monthly unemployment rate decreased from 7.1 percent in December (revised) to 6.0 percent in January according to the Employment Security Department (ESD).

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  • 3/11/2021

    During the week of February 28 – March 6, there were 11,760 initial regular unemployment claims (down 9.2 percent from the prior week) and 453,503 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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