Here are 10 numbers related to unemployment caused by the response to COVID-19.
552,600: The number of Oregonians who have filed for regular unemployment since March 15.
63,900: The number of Oregonians who filed for regular unemployment during a comparable period last year.
1,232: Initial claims for regular unemployment remaining to be processed.
1,100: Number of employees processing claims.
142,094: 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.
46,102: The number of PUA claims paid.
31 minutes: The average wait time for Oregonians calling the department on Tuesday.
2,616: The number of calls answered on Tuesday.
Unknown: The number of calls received Tuesday.
$4 billion: Benefits paid to Oregonians.
10.4%: The Oregon unemployment rate, down from 11.2% in June.