Bonus Index: Unemployment by the numbers
Here are 10 numbers related to unemployment caused by the response to COVID-19.
402,768: The number of Oregonians who have filed for unemployment since March 23.
15,890: Initial claims for unemployment filed the week ending May 16.
22,281: Initial claims for unemployment processed the week ending May 16.
44,993: The backlog of initial claims that have not been processed as of Thursday.
1,686: The number of calls the Oregon Employment Department received on Wednesday, according to the department's statistics.
191.59: The average wait time, in minutes, for Oregonians calling the department that day.
669: The number of calls OED staffers were able to answer.
11: The number of hours each business day the department takes calls.
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.