News release year:


  • 1/6/2011

    OLYMPIA – More than 32,000 Washington workers kept earning a paycheck in 2010, thanks to the Employment Security Department’s Shared-Work Program – that’s up from the record 22,000 saved jobs in 2009.

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  • 12/22/2010

    OLYMPIA – More than a half-million Washington workers collected nearly $4.7 billion in unemployment benefits in 2010 – eclipsing records set in 2009.

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  • 12/17/2010

    OLYMPIA – Thousands of Washington’s jobless workers may continue to receive up to 99 weeks of benefits, now that Congress and the president have reauthorized a federal unemployment benefits program that expired last month.

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  • 12/14/2010

    OLYMPIA – Washington’s employment situation saw little change in November. The jobless rate held steady at 9.2 percent and job numbers remained flat, with a modest gain of an estimated 100 jobs over the month. (October’s rate was revised from 9.1 percent to 9.2 percent after more analysis.)

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  • 12/10/2010

    OLYMPIA – About 150,000 jobless workers in Washington will take a pay cut next week with the expiration of a federal stimulus program that added $25 to weekly benefit checks.

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  • 12/8/2010

    OLYMPIA – Most employers’ unemployment-insurance tax rates are increasing for the second year in a row due to an economic downturn that has set new records for unemployment benefits paid to jobless workers.

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  • 11/17/2010

    OLYMPIA – Washington’s economy tallied its fifth consecutive month of private-sector job gains in October, while the unemployment remained at 9.1 percent. The September rate was revised from an estimated 9 percent to 9.1 percent.

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  • 11/15/2010

    OLYMPIA – Unemployment claimants have spent about 15 million fewer minutes – or about 28 years – holding phones to their ears so far this year, thanks to Employment Security’s new “virtual hold” option.

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