Here are numbers related to unemployment caused by the response to COVID-19.
701,200: The number of Oregonians who have filed for regular unemployment from March 15, 2020 to May 29.
489,700: The number of people paid.
99%: Percent of claims processed.
321,700: 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.
110,000: The number of people paid PUA.
95,060: The number of people paid regular unemployment insurance.
50 minutes: The average wait time for Oregonians calling the department on Wednesday, down from 53 the prior week.
$9.4 billion: Benefits paid to Oregonians.
6.0%: The Oregon unemployment rate.