A Warrenton school bus driver who waited months to get her unemployment benefits is panicking after she recently learned she needs to pay back thousands of dollars.
Washington saw a dip in both new unemployment claims and continued claims filed from the previous week, according to the Employment Security Department.
The Oregon Employment Department says it’s getting through claims faster than ever but thousands of claims are still stuck in limbo.
Two key federal programs that provide unemployment benefits to millions of Americans will expire at the end of the year, leaving an estimated 12 million people without benefits amid a pandemic that has no end in sight.
Washington saw an increase in new unemployment claims but a decrease in continued unemployment claims filed from the previous week, according to the Employment Security Department.
The Oregon Employment Department is bracing for a second wave of unemployment claims as businesses shut down once again.
Despite an overall dip in the state’s unemployment rate, the Oregon Employment Department reported substantial job losses in the education sector.
Woman: ‘You gave me the money, you told me I was approved, how was I supposed to know?’
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — In the hours following Governor Kate Brown’s announcement of a statewide “freeze” due to rising cases of the coronavirus, the Oregon Employment Department said it was preparing for an increase in unemployment claims.
The Oregon Employment Department announced Monday it began issuing “waiting week” checks throughout the state.