Here are 10 numbers related to unemployment caused by the response to COVID-19.
605,300: The number of Oregonians who have filed for regular unemployment since March 15.
386,300: The number of people paid.
1,131: Initial claims for regular unemployment remaining to be processed.
22,300: The number of unemployment claims in adjudication on Wednesday, down from 26,300 the prior week.
211,974: 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.
74,987: The number of people paid PUA.
45,473: The number of people paid regular unemployment insurance.
54 minutes: The average wait time for Oregonians calling the department on Tuesday, down from 60 minutes the prior week.
$5.6 billion: Benefits paid to Oregonians.
6.9%: The Oregon unemployment rate, down from 7.9 in September.