Program Description

Unemployment insurance benefits provide temporary financial assistance to workers unemployed through no fault of their own that meet Washington's eligibility requirements.

General Program Requirements

In 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 Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.

Program Contact Information

In order to establish your unemployment claim, please visit the How And When to File a Weekly Claim page. 

If you have questions, please call:
1-800-318-6022

For more information, please visit the Washington State Employment Security Department website.

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