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Island County > Emergency Management > COVID-19 Unemployment Resources

Unemployment and Job Loss Resources:

Job Loss Resources for Individuals Affected by COVID-19

If you have been affected by COVID-19 in your workplace, Employment Security has programs that may be able to help.  The Washington State Employment Security Department have adopted a series of emergency rules to relieve the burden of temporary layoffs, isolation and quarantine for workers and businesses.

Island County Human Services:

WA Unemployment Filing

Washington State Employment Security Department:


Need Assistance with Unemployment Filing?

WorkSource is a partnership of state and local government agencies (including Employment Security), colleges and non-profit organizations that offer employment services for job seekers and businesses. 

Worksource Northwest is answering questions relating to job searches, training and applying for unemployment benefits. Call the number below to speak with a representative or visit the WorkSource webpage for additional information and assistance.

Starting Wed., March 18, 2020, WorkSource offices across Washington state (American Job Centers) will be closed for in-person customer service and will be adopting a virtual-only customer service model until the science and health guidance suggests it is safe to re-open for direct service.

Phone: 360-675-5966