Unemployment claims drop
March 11, 2021
OLYMPIA — Washington residents filed 12,958 initial regular unemployment claims Feb. 21–27, a drop of 7.7 percent from the previous week.
Total claims were at 459,328 for all unemployment benefit categories, a slight decrease of 0.6 percent, according to the Employment Security Department.
Overall, initial regular claims remain 128 percent above last year for the same week in 2020....