The Washington State Employment Security Department (ESD) is responsible for administering unemployment benefits which partially replace regular wages when you are out of work. Benefits are normally not available if you decide to quit (resign) or if you are terminated for gross misconduct. Emergency rules issued by ESD and changes in federal law have expanded eligibility for unemployment benefits, increased the amount of time benefits may be claimed, and made additional funds available.
Whatcom County Human Resources
311 Grand Ave. Ste 107
Bellingham, WA 98225
ESD Reference Number: 000945180109