Washington weekly unemployment continues downward trend

The Washington state Employment Security Department says during the week of August 23rd through the 29th, there were just over 18,100 initial regular unemployment claims (down 1.2 percent from the prior week) and 560,920 total claims for all unemployment benefit categories (down 1.4 percent from the prior week) filed by Washingtonians.

ESD paid out over $178.9 million for more than 357,200 individual claims – a decrease of $3.5 million and 128 more individuals compared to the prior week. (Washington Employment Security Department)

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