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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.

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.