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Record Initial Claims for Unemployment Benefits Continue in Oregon

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | April 2, 2020

During the week starting March 22, the Oregon Employment Department received 92,700 initial claims for Unemployment Insurance benefits. That represented a 21 percent increase from the previous record during the week starting March 15. By comparison, the agency received 4,900 initial claim filings during the week starting March 8. The Employment Department continues to take proactive steps to meet

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Record Initial Claims for Unemployment Benefits Continue in Oregon

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | April 2, 2020

During the week starting March 22, the Oregon Employment Department received 92,700 initial claims for Unemployment Insurance benefits. That represented a 21 percent increase from the previous record during the week starting March 15. By comparison, the agency received 4,900 initial claim filings during the week starting March 8. The Employment Department continues to take proactive steps to meet

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Resource: $10M SAIF Coronavirus Worker Safety Fund

By Kim Young | April 1, 2020

The coronavirus worker safety fund will help pay for expenses tied to making workplaces safer. A new resource will help eligible Oregon businesses pay for expenses tied to making their workplaces safer against the coronavirus and responding to the impact the pandemic has had on workers. Established by SAIF, the $10 million coronavirus worker safety fund is designed […]

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Census 2020: Who Gets Counted and How It Benefits Your Community

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | April 1, 2020

It is time for the U.S. Census Bureau to count everyone in efforts to allocate hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding. The data collected from the Census will benefit local residents, businesses, real estate developers and planners, and help local governments understand the needs of their local communities.Who Gets Counted?
Everyone living in the United States will be counted,

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February Employment and Unemployment in Oregon’s Counties

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | March 31, 2020

The Oregon Employment Department is releasing employment and labor force data for the month of February today. These numbers will not capture any of the economic impacts of COVID-19. Our employment and labor force data will capture current COVID-19 events in the April data to be released in May. The most current labor force data we are able to publish are initial claims for unemployment data.

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University of Oregon Economic Indicators – Crisis Update 3/30/20

By Tim Duy | March 29, 2020

A few items for you consideration this morning: 1.) My column at Bloomberg from last week: The Federal Reserve has taken unprecedented steps in recent weeks to cushion the U.S. economy from the effects of the expanding coronavirus pandemic, including… Continue Reading

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University of Oregon Economic Indicators – Crisis Update 3/27/20

By Tim Duy | March 27, 2020

Crisis Update – March 27, 2020 The economy is currently experiencing the impact of a sudden stop of economic activity. While we will continue issuing our usual monthly reports as data allows (some local level data will be delayed as… Continue Reading

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Record Initial Claims for Unemployment Benefits in Oregon

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | March 26, 2020

During the week of March 15, the Oregon Employment Department received more than 76,500 initial claims for Unemployment Insurance benefits. During the first three days of the week of March 22, initial claims have been tracking at record levels again. This comes as a sharp increase from 4,900 initial claims filed during the week of March 8. The Employment Department is taking several measures to

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Ausland Group Selected for the Historic Restoration of the Oregon Caves Château

By Kim Young | March 19, 2020

Local commercial design and construction firm, Ausland Group, has been selected by The National Park Service to deliver an extensive historic restoration to the Château at Oregon Caves National Monument, one of the National Parks Great Lodges and a National Historic Landmark. Awarded on Friday, March 13th, prework and planning for the project are underway.  […]

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Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Filed in Oregon Rose from 800 on Sunday, March 15 to 18,500 on Tuesday, March 17, 2020

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | March 19, 2020

Economic Impacts

The number of initial Unemployment Insurance claims filed in Oregon rose from approximately 800 on Sunday, March 15 to a total of 18,500 on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Although we know the COVID-19 coronavirus is causing a reduction in economic activity both nationally and in Oregon, it’s too early for unemployment rate or payroll jobs numbers to show the impact of these

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