Here are numbers related to unemployment caused by the response to COVID-19.
637,400: The number of Oregonians who have filed for regular unemployment since March 15.
449,100: The number of people paid.
1,420: Initial claims for regular unemployment remaining to be processed, down from 1,553 the prior week.
260,400: 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.
96,400: The number of people paid PUA.
75,000: The number of people paid regular unemployment insurance.
81 minutes: The average wait time for Oregonians calling the department on Wednesday, up from 67 minutes the prior week.
$7.1 billion: Benefits paid to Oregonians.
6.4%: The Oregon unemployment rate.