Unemployment Update

Presidential Memorandum to replace $600/week extension under assessment; effects not yet certain:

On Aug. 8, the Trump Administration issued a memorandum that referenced a program for lost wage assistance to eligible claimants. Washington state is assessing the Presidential Memorandum.

When additional information is available, the Employment Security Department (ESD) will communicate with claimants through its websitesocial media and direct claimant communications. ESD phone support specialists are not able to advise callers on this issue – the department discourages phone inquiries on the topic to maintain focus on claims resolution.

Weekly updated Unemployment Insurance Claims Dashboard for WA


The state of our Unemployment Trust Fund Account

Phone numbers for UI Claimants:

  • Regular” claims: 800-318-6022
  • Training benefits: 877-600-7701
  • General unemployment questions: 833-572-8400
  • Debt collection unit (overpayments):
  • Trade Act: 888-317-0480
  • Assistance with eServices sign-in: 855-682-0785

Phone numbers for Employers

  • UI benefits questions: 877-504-5607
  • Web tax filing help and employer tax
    questions: 855-829-9243 (855-TAX-WAGE)
  • SharedWork help line: 800-752-2500
  • Work Opportunity Tax Credit: 800-669-9271

Other important phone numbers:

  • Veterans (Dept. of Veterans Affairs): 800-562-2308
  • WorkSourceWA.com sign-in assistance:
  • Washington Service Corps: 888-713-6080
  • Labor market information: 360-890-3735
  • Benefit and tax fraud: 800-246-9763
  • Federal bonding program: 800-669-9271
  • Paid Family and Medical Leave: 833-717-2273



ClallamEDC has jobs listed on the Employment page of their website that are routinely updated.

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