Washington Unemployment Insurance Benefits
Program DescriptionUnemployment insurance benefits provide temporary financial assistance to workers unemployed through no fault of their own that meet Washington's eligibility requirements.
General Program RequirementsIn order to qualify for this benefit program, you must have worked at least 680 hours in covered employment, at least some of which must have been earned in Washington State, during the past 12 to 18 months. You must also be able to work and be available for work each week that you are collecting benefits. In most cases, you must make a minimum of three job search contacts each week you claim benefits.
Your Next StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.
Application ProcessFor more information, see the Program Contact Information below.
Program Contact Information
In order to establish your unemployment claim, please visit Washington State Employment Security website at: http://esd.wa.gov/unemployment/how-to-file-a-weekly-claim
If you have questions, please call: 1-800-318-6022
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