Here are numbers related to unemployment caused by the response to COVID-19.
647,200: The number of Oregonians who have filed for regular unemployment since March 15.
456,500: The number of people paid.
1,302: Initial claims for regular unemployment remaining to be processed, down from 1,437 the prior week.
260,600: 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.
98,200: The number of people paid PUA.
76,000: The number of people paid regular unemployment insurance.
60 minutes: The average wait time for Oregonians calling the department on Wednesday, down from 64 minutes the prior week.
$7.4 billion: Benefits paid to Oregonians.
6.4%: The Oregon unemployment rate.