At the Employment Security Department (ESD), we believe in the Power to Help when people need it most. We provide economic security to the people of Washington every day and in every corner of the state. We help people find jobs, bridge gaps in employment, and provide paid family medical leave.
The agency delivers employment services, manages unemployment insurance benefits, collects and analyzes labor market information and administers the state’s Paid Family and Medical Leave program. ESD is headquartered in Olympia on the capitol campus and serves job seekers at offices throughout Washington.
ESD is one of the largest executive agencies in Washington state government, employing approximately 1,900 people.
We provide our communities with inclusive workforce solutions that promote economic resilience and prosperity.