PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The Oregon Employment Department continues to make its way through the backlog of regular unemployment claims almost three months after Governor Kate Brown’s shutdown orders first went into effect.
Many people are still waiting for unemployment benefits as the Oregon Employment Department chips away at the mountainous backlog of claims.
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Friday marked the Oregon Employment Department’s deadline to get through the initial backlog of unemployment claims as part of their Project Focus 100.
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The unemployment numbers in Washington and Oregon continue to climb in the ongoing pandemic that has cost 36 million Americans across the country their jobs in the past 8 weeks. Washington For the week of May 3-9, Washington saw total overall claims increase 20% from the previous week. In raw numbers, […]
More than 200,000 people are still waiting for payments in Oregon, including a Marine veteran who has been trying to reach someone at the employment department since the end of March.
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A total of 19,600 new unemployment claims were filed in Oregon between April 26 and May 2, the Oregon Employment Department announced Thursday. That brings the total number of Oregonians who sought unemployment benefits since the pandemic began in mid-March is around 381,800. Authorities said 83% of those who filed claims […]
The heads of the Oregon Employment Department and the family and medical leave insurance division testified to an Oregon House committee on what’s being done to clear up the backlog of unemployment claims in the state — and apologized to claimants.
Acknowledging that “for too many Oregonians” unemployment claims are backlogged, the director of the Oregon Employment Department announced a new effort and procedures to process that backlog as quickly as possible.
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — People laid off as a result of the coronavirus pandemic are still struggling to received benefits from the Oregon Employment Department. One man said he has now gone two months without a paycheck.
Though the unemployment claims remain historically high, both Oregon and Washington saw a decrease in initial claims from the previous week.