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Bonus Index: Unemployment by the numbers

Here are 10 numbers related to unemployment caused by the response to COVID-19.

Here are 10 numbers related to unemployment caused by the response to COVID-19.

333,500: The number of Oregonians who have filed for unemployment since March 23.

36,700: Initial claims for unemployment filed the week of April 18.

35,101: Initial claims for unemployment processed the week of April 18.

2,147: The number of calls the Oregon Employment Department received on Wednesday, according to the department's statistics.

861: The number of calls OED staffers were able to answer.

122.79: The average wait time, in minutes, for Oregonians calling the department that day.

$86,851,633: The amount of state unemployment benefits paid for the week of April 18.

$151: The minimum weekly state unemployment benefit.

$648: The maximum weekly state unemployment benefit.

$600: The additional weekly Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation benefit available through July 25.