Bonus Index: Unemployment by the numbers
Here are 10 numbers related to unemployment caused by the response to COVID-19.
362,200: The number of Oregonians who have filed for unemployment since March 23.
28,500: Initial claims for unemployment filed the week of April 25.
46,722: Initial claims for unemployment processed the week of April 18. The department is working through its backlog.
2,382: The number of calls the Oregon Employment Department received on Wednesday, according to the department's statistics.
867: The number of calls OED staffers were able to answer.
11: The number of hours each business day the department takes calls.
118.91: The average wait time, in minutes, for Oregonians calling the department that day.
610: The number of employees now dedicated to processing claims, up from 519 on April 19.
106: The number of employees dedicated to processing claims on March 8.
59,600: The number of initial claims filed by workers in the accommodations and food services sector since March 15.