Here are 10 numbers related to unemployment caused by the response to COVID-19.
601,200: The number of Oregonians who have filed for regular unemployment since March 15.
383,700: The number of people paid.
1,120: Initial claims for regular unemployment remaining to be processed.
26,300: The number of unemployment claims in adjudication on Wednesday, down from 52,000 Sept. 30.
206,309: 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.
73,375: The number of people paid PUA.
44,170: The number of people paid regular unemployment insurance.
60 minutes: The average wait time for Oregonians calling the department on Tuesday, unchanged from the prior week.
$5.5 billion: Benefits paid to Oregonians.
8%: The Oregon unemployment rate, down from 8.5% in August.