Here are 10 numbers related to unemployment caused by the response to COVID-19.
566,100: The number of Oregonians who have filed for regular unemployment since March 15.
71,000: The number of Oregonians who filed for regular unemployment during a comparable period last year.
1,036: Initial claims for regular unemployment remaining to be processed.
1,100: Number of employees processing claims.
160,632: 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.
54,070: The number of PUA claims paid.
53 minutes: The average wait time for Oregonians calling the department on Wednesday.
2,377: The number of calls answered on Wednesday.
Unknown: The number of calls received Wednesday.
$4.4 billion: Benefits paid to Oregonians.
7.7%: The Oregon unemployment rate, down from 10.4% in July.