Bonus Index: Jobs by the numbers

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.

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