Welcome to the Jobcase resource center for unemployment in Washington. If you are here, you are probably trying to figure out your unemployment benefits to keep you afloat during this challenging time. Applying for unemployment benefits can be complicated, so we put together these resources to help you navigate.
The unemployment benefits program in Washington is run by the Washington State Employment Security Department (ESD).
Coronavirus Update unemployment benefits from the state can be found here
The fastest way to apply for benefits is online here.
While you can file by phone, you should expect long wait times and the state is highly recommending you apply online if you can. Washington claims center number is 800-318-6022 and is available Monday – Friday from 8AM – 4PM Those with hearing or speaking impairments can call Washington Relay Service 711.
You must call on the day assigned below:
To apply for unemployment, you need to provide personal information including:
Good luck, we're here to help! Information is changing quickly. Please consult the state's applicable website provided above to be sure the information is valid.