PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The covid-19 pandemic shook up the Oregon workforce, putting a record number of people on unemployment.
Today, things are looking better for employers, but many Oregonians have still not found a job.
The Oregon employment department says non-farm employers have regained nine out of the 10 jobs lost in spring 2020, but 3 out of ten unemployed people were not working for a payroll employer 18 months after being let go.
36% of people who applied for unemployment have gone back to work for the company that laid them off and 12% took new jobs with different employers, in the same field.
The fields of health care, social assistance, leisure and hospitality had the most people switch employers in the same sector.