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Employment Security Department

RCW 39.34, 50.01, 50.08, 50.12, 50.16, 50.38

The Employment Security Department helps Washington citizens and businesses succeed. The department accomplishes this by providing a safety net to unemployed workers, connecting job seekers with employers, and providing business and individuals with labor market information they need to adapt to a changing economy.

Agency Mission

Helps Washington’s workers and employers succeed in the global economy by delivering superior employment services, timely unemployment benefits, and a fair and stable unemployment insurance system.
Request 758,763,000
Net change from current biennium 88,004,000 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 13.1% Increase

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
209,332,000 General Fund - Basic Account - Federal 137,129,980 209,332,000 224,837,000
269,350,000 Unemployment Compensation Admin - Federal 264,918,273 269,350,000 299,474,000
35,405,000 General Fund - Basic Account - Private/Local 13,931,089 35,405,000 36,419,000
35,000 General Fund - Basic Account - State 35,000 33,144,000
20,407,000 Administrative Contingency Account - State 16,296,256 20,407,000 26,252,000
53,804,000 Employment Services Administrative - State 41,133,306 53,804,000 55,818,000
82,000,000 Family & Medical Leave Insur Acct - State 82,000,000 78,273,000
670,333,000 Total Appropriated Funds 473,408,904 670,333,000 754,217,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Non-Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Balance Non-Apropriated Funds 2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
(426,000) Accessible Communities Account - Nonappropriated 217,140 426,000 430,000
Unemployment Compensation Account - Nonappropriated 1,971,768,239
Unemployment Comp Fed Emp Ben Pmt - Nonappropriated 75,866,171
Temporary Agricultural Program - Nonappropriated 4,116,000
(426,000) Total Non-Appropriated Funds 2,047,851,551 426,000 4,546,000

Capital Budget: Summary

  Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   Actual Estimated Proposed
241,000 241,000 State Building Construction Account - State
241,000 241,000 Total Appropriated Funds

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 245,872,077 228,072,853 98,430,114 377,155,000 381,608,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
21,802,353 4.8% (147,123,078) (31.1%) 432,260,033 132.4%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2016-17 Actual 2017-18 Estimated 2018-19 Estimated 2019-20 Proposed 2020-21 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 1,406.2 1,467.5 1,550.6 1,717.1 1,669.8