Here are 10 numbers related to unemployment caused by the response to COVID-19.
527,100: The number of Oregonians who have filed for regular unemployment since March 15.
52,100: The number of Oregonians who filed for regular unemployment during a comparable period last year.
1,115: Initial claims for regular unemployment remaining to be processed.
1,000: Number of employees processing claims.
106,099: Number of claims received for the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), the program for self-employed and gig workers who don’t qualify for regular unemployment.
26,622: The number of PUA claims paid.
138: The number of extra telephone lines added to handle unemployment calls.
N/A: The average wait time for Oregonians calling the department on Tuesday was not available due to a phone outage.
N/A: The number of calls answered on Wednesday was not available due to a phone outage.
$2 billion: The amount paid to Oregonians in federal pandemic employment compensation, the extra $600 per week approved by Congress.
$3.2 billion: Benefits paid to Oregonians.
11.2%: The Oregon unemployment rate.