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Employment Security Department

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

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.

Agency Mission

We provide our communities with inclusive workforce solutions that promote economic resilience and prosperity.
Request 905,717,000
Net change from current biennium 95,652,000 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 11.8% Increase

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2019-21 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2017-19 Actual 2019-21 Estimated 2021-23 Proposed
1,321,851,933 1,069,642,933 General Fund - Federal 151,510,940 252,209,000 279,721,000
382,224,293 103,546,293 Unemployment Compensation Admin - Federal 219,871,997 278,678,000 324,321,000
36,421,000 General Fund - Private/Local 15,178,793 36,421,000 36,264,000
945,000 General Fund - State 35,000 945,000 1,820,000
26,256,000 Administrative Contingency Account - State 20,392,376 26,256,000 26,645,000
66,060,000 Employment Services Administrative - State 53,804,000 66,060,000 60,148,000
397,738 397,738 Family & Medical Leave Enforce Acct - State
129,563,000 Family & Medical Leave Insur Acct - State 53,505,298 129,563,000 138,032,000
5,400,000 Workforce Education Investment Acc - State 5,400,000 7,885,000
14,103,000 Long-Term Servs & Sup Trust Account - State 14,103,000 30,458,000
1,983,221,964 1,173,586,964 Total Appropriated Funds 514,298,404 809,635,000 905,294,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

2019-21 Non-Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Balance Non-Apropriated Funds 2017-19 Actual 2019-21 Estimated 2021-23 Proposed
(430,000) Accessible Communities Account - Nonappropriated 307,074 430,000 423,000
3,896,008 3,896,008 Info Tech Invest Rev Acct - Nonappropriated
Unemployment Compensation Account - Nonappropriated 1,821,462,912
Unemployment Comp Fed Emp Ben Pmt - Nonappropriated 76,742,297
3,896,008 3,466,008 Total Non-Appropriated Funds 1,898,512,283 430,000 423,000

Capital Budget: Summary

  Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   Actual Estimated Proposed
State Building Construction Account - State 161,900
Total Appropriated Funds 161,900

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 286,532,626 321,014,083 821,724,982 467,894,000 437,823,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
40,979,434 8.7% 628,133,586 122.1% (237,022,065) (20.7%)

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2018-19 Actual 2019-20 Estimated 2020-21 Estimated 2021-22 Proposed 2022-23 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 1,591.2 1,782.1 2,666.0 2,053.1 1,917.9