Here are numbers related to unemployment caused by the response to COVID-19.
673,400: The number of Oregonians who have filed for regular unemployment since March 15, 2020.
477,300: The number of people paid.
99%: Percent of claims processed.
308,500: 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.
104,900: The number of people paid PUA.
89,800: The number of people paid regular unemployment insurance.
54 minutes: The average wait time for Oregonians calling the department on Wednesday, unchanged from 54 minutes the prior week.
$8.5 billion: Benefits paid to Oregonians.
6.1%: The Oregon unemployment rate.