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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.

396,000: The number of Oregonians who have filed for unemployment since March 23.

14,100: Initial claims for unemployment filed the week of May 9.

31,737: Initial claims for unemployment processed the week of May 9.

53,175: The backlog of initial claims that have not been processed as of Thursday.

1,854: The number of calls the Oregon Employment Department received on Wednesday, according to the department's statistics.

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

11: The number of hours each business day the department takes calls.

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

690: The number of employees now dedicated to processing claims, up from 635 on May 7.

106: The number of employees dedicated to processing claims on March 8.