Dislocated Worker Updates

Please see updates below regarding Employment Security Department rules and programs.

Job search requirements extended

The governor, with support from the Legislature, has announced that job search requirements will remain suspended through Jan. 19, 2021. … Read More »

Workforce Impacts by the Numbers

Washington State Employment Security Department (ESD) recently posted unemployment data for April. While we remain in a fluid situation, this early data shows what we’ve been experiencing looks like in start relief. The first graph … Read More »

Unemployment Snapshot

Washington State has begun releasing preliminary unemployment data. We will share detailed information – e.g. unemployment impacts by industry and occupation, demographics, etc. – here as it becomes available. For now, here are a couple … Read More »

State Unemployment Insurance Claim Fraud Alert

The Washington State Employment Security Department (ESD) has been receiving and processing unemployment insurance claims at an unprecedented rate. Currently, the agency is focused on fast-tracking a backlog of claims but facing slow-downs cause by … Read More »