Tuesday, February 02, 2010

48% Increase in Oregonians Receiving Unemployment

More than 215,000 Oregonians were receiving unemployment as of January 23, 2010. This compares with about 145,000 in the same week of January, 2009. That's a 48% increase in a year.

It's also up 1% from the previous week's 212,249.

On the positive side, telephone wait time at unemployment insurance centers has dropped from an average of 40 minutes last year to 10 minutes this year.


OregonGuy said...


Government works for all of us.

T. D. said...

Well, they upgraded the phone system and hired more staff. Otherwise the unemployment rate would be even higher--not to mention the wait time.