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Self-Employment Assistance Program (Legislative Report)

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

This performance report provides an analysis of program effects, wage and salary outcomes, and unemployment benefits payment outcomes. It also analyzes costs and benefits for the Self-Employment Assistance Program (SEAP).



SEAP allows eligible unemployment benefit claimants who are likely to exhaust their benefits to create new businesses and job opportunities in Washington state. The state Legislature created the program in 2007, and the first participants enrolled in 2008.


Information in this report is from unemployment insurance administrative records and a survey of program participants. Employment Security was required by state law (RCW 50.20.250) to produce this report.

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SEAP report 2011

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