Here are numbers related to unemployment caused by the response to COVID-19.
682,400: The number of Oregonians who have filed for regular unemployment since March 15, 2020.
482,200: The number of people paid.
99%: Percent of claims processed.
313,700: 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.
106,500: The number of people paid PUA.
91,900: The number of people paid regular unemployment insurance.
68 minutes: The average wait time for Oregonians calling the department on Wednesday, up from 62 the prior week.
$8.9 billion: Benefits paid to Oregonians.
6.0%: The Oregon unemployment rate.