Here are numbers related to unemployment caused by the response to COVID-19.
630,300: The number of Oregonians who have filed for regular unemployment since March 15.
443,600: The number of people paid.
1,553: Initial claims for regular unemployment remaining to be processed, up from 1,293 the prior week.
260,300: 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.
94,800: The number of people paid PUA.
74,300: The number of people paid regular unemployment insurance.
67 minutes: The average wait time for Oregonians calling the department on Wednesday, down from 85 minutes the prior week.
$6.9 billion: Benefits paid to Oregonians.
6.4%: The Oregon unemployment rate.