Newly unemployed Oregonians encountered further trouble with the state’s system for filing jobless claims Sunday, reporting that the state told them to start over with their applications – even if they had already been receiving benefits.
The Oregon Employment Department apologized last week for a series of breakdowns in its system that has prevented many people from filing for benefits. Statewide, at least 1 in 8 Oregonians have lost their jobs in the past few weeks – nearly 270,000 altogether, as the state’s economy shut down in hopes of containing the coronavirus pandemic.
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