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Self-Employment Assistance Program Net Impact Study (Legislative Report)

Special report on the performance of the Self-Employment Assistance Program Net Impact Study (SEAP).

What is SEAP?

The purpose of the Self-Employment Assistance Program (SEAP) is to assist eligible unemployed individuals in creating new businesses and job opportunities across Washington state. Unemployment insurance claimants, identified as likely to exhaust their regular unemployment benefits, are notified of the opportunity to enroll in SEAP training while continuing to receive their unemployment benefits.

SEAP Net Impact Study

In this study, we analyze the effects of SEAP training on participants’ self-employment, wage and unemployment benefits. We include data relating to business income, covered employment wages, unemployment benefits and demographic characteristics of SEAP-eligible claimants from 2007 through 2012. All data used came from ESD existing data sources and the Department of Revenue.


This net impact study, a legislative report, was prepared in accordance with the Revised Code of Washington, section 50.20.250.

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SEAP report 2015

PDF, 404 KB

SEAP report 2011

PDF, 1.11 MB

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