Federal programs ended

The CARES Act and other federal programs that expanded and extended unemployment benefits expired the week ending Sept. 4, 2021. Visit the COVID-19 page to learn more

Benefit extensions

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IMPORTANT: The job search requirement is back. Visit the Job search requirements page for more information.


Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC)

The federal PEUC program that extends unemployment benefits ended Sept. 4, 2021.

Extended Benefits (EB)

Due to the lower unemployment rate in Washington state, the Extended Benefits program ended March 13, 2021.

If you still need unemployment benefits

  • Continue filing weekly claims if you have an active unemployment claim
    You might have weeks available on a regular unemployment claim.
    • If you use eServices, you’ll know you have available weeks if you see a link that says You have a weekly claim to file.
    • If you file weekly claims by phone, you will hear an option to file a weekly claim.
  • Apply for a new claim
  • Restart a claim

Get help with your job search
WorkSource can help you find your next job or career. Go to to get started. Under Resources, use the WorkSource locator to find an office near you and see what services are available virtually and in-person.