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1 The Oregon Employment Department's priorities going into legislative session
2 Oregon Employment Department begins paying out jobless benefits
3 Many Oregon gig workers got regular unemployment benefits. Here’s why it matters
4 Oregonians will still get PUA benefits, but state employment department unclear when payments will go out
5 Oregon’s unemployment rate rises for 1st time since April
6 Oregon Employment Department aims to begin paying benefits next week
7 Oregon one of 24 states paying $300 in extended unemployment benefits in first week
8 Oregon unemployment rose to 6.4% in December | State
9 Oregon begins paying $300 weekly unemployment bonus
10 Oregon Employment Department prepares to distribute federal COVID-19 relief money
11 The Year in Review: Stories From Five Portlanders Who've Been Waiting On Oregon Unemployment Benefits Since March
12 Unemployment runs out for millions as president stalls signing or vetoing stimulus package
13 Many struggling Oregon businesses to see tax hike in 2021
14 Oregon's Wyden, now chair of powerful committee, to push for unemployment reform
15 Oregon Employment Department adds resources for unemployment applicants
16 Director of Oregon Employment Department steps down
17 Oregon state officials apologize for unemployment claim delays, offer explanations
18 As ‘benefits cliff’ looms, COVID-19 hits Oregon Employment Department
19 Months later, more than 1 million Americans are still waiting for unemployment aid
20 Average hold times at Oregon Employment Department spike up to 3 ½ hours -- and most calls are never answered
21 Why Oregon Is Keeping The Unemployment Benefits Of Hundreds
22 Oregon’s new employment department chief faces thousands of unpaid jobless claims, communications fiasco, tec
23 Oregon Gov. Kate Brown seeks $146 million to fix employment department’s computers, adapt to new paid family
24 Oregon Employment Department facing lawsuit alleging 'inexcusable delays' in unemployment benefits
25 Oregon’s computers keep sending erroneous letters to jobless workers; the state says there’s no stopping them
26 Oregon has more than 100,000 unprocessed jobless claims; some have been waiting more than a month
27 Oregon unemployment-claims staff says agency not protecting them from coronavirus
28 Thousands in Oregon desperate as they can't get the unemployment they're owed
29 Q&A on Oregon’s unemployment benefits fiasco: where things went wrong, and where they’re headed
30 What Were Reading Top State Stories
31 Vendor contests Oregon’s choice for employment department tech upgrade, further delaying project
32 Employment department failure 'one of the largest disasters in state government history'
33 Oregon Employment Department says about half of unemployment claims yet to be paid out
34 Hold times ease for calls to Oregon Employment Department
35 Q&A on Oregon’s faulty employment claims system: What’s a laid-off worker to do?
36 Oregon Employment Department faces continued problems, new pressures as laid-off workers’ frustrations mount
37 Lawsuit Alleges «Catastrophic Consequences» From Unemployment Delays
38 Acting director of Oregon's Employment Department: 'We hear you, and we are so sorry'
39 Lawsuit against employment department alleges the state is farther behind than it reports
40 More Oregonians can join lawsuit over unemployment benefits
41 Auto dialers are jamming the employment department's phones
42 Oregon Employment Department picks modernization vendor ... again
43 New state guidance lowers the COVID-19 bar for Oregon schools, especially for elementary students
44 Oregon's Secretary of State on this year's top priorities
45 Q&A: Getting To The Bottom Of Oregon’s Unemployment Delays
46 Oregon Employment Department expects to be ready for rise in jobless claims
47 Oregon Employment Department head responds to record-setting unemployment claims
48 Blumenauer, Wyden blast Oregon Employment Department for unpaid benefits, dysfunctional communication
49 Oregon Employment Department hasn't applied for federal lost wages assistance
50 Oregon’s antiquated computers could cost laid-off workers more than $100 million in benefits
51 Oregonians receive mysterious unemployment checks paid to strangers, deceased family members
52 Oregon leaders squandered years on jobless benefits computer upgrade. Now the project’s future is again in do
53 Opinion: Oregon employment department is failing the unemployed
54 Oregon Employment Department picks company to update outdated technology
55 Oregon Employment Dept. program works on 38,000-claim backlog
56 COVID-19 outbreaks at Oregon employment department could slow claims further
57 WEB EXTRA: Follow up with Oregon Employment Department head
58 Q&A: What’s the state of Oregon’s troubled jobless benefits system?
59 Employment Department takes step toward new computer system
60 How will Oregon Employment Department pick which new program to implement first?
61 Oregon unemployment website down following state’s decision on restaurants, gatherings
62 Oregon may recoup the $300 weekly unemployment bonus from up to 40,000 people
63 SW Washington lawmakers say Oregon Employment Department won't respond to them
64 Oregon employment department computers timeline
65 State employees wasted hours on Instagram as unemployment backlog grew: 'A lot of us were playing on our phones'
66 Oregon Employment Department updates software amid sluggish progress processing benefits
67 Oregon becomes final state to pay waiting week to hundreds of thousands of unemployed
68 Lawsuit seeks reforms at Oregon Employment Department to address months of unpaid jobless benefits
69 Oregonians may miss out on at least $200 million in 'waiting week' unemployment benefits
70 Wyden to take chair of U.S. tax-writing committee
71 Oregon Employment Department computer system hits another snag
72 The Oregon Department of Justice Cleared Two Lawyers of Harassment Claims. Then a Key Witness Asked Why He Wasn't Interviewed.
73 COVID-19 outbreak at Oregon Employment Department’s Wilsonville site will slow claims work
74 COVID-19 closures send gymnastics academy tumbling | Business |
75 Oregon Employment Dept. sending out $300 a week in emergency jobless benefits
76 Jobless Oregonians still waiting on state to waive waiting week for unemployment benefits
77 Oregon’s new employment department chief promises faster payments and clear communication – even if it takes
78 First COVID-19 case fuels concern at Oregon Employment Department
79 Oregon Employment Department preparing for hike in claims due to two-week ‘freeze’
80 Oregon Employment Department Still Working On Gig Worker Claim Backlog
81 Participants offer inside look at employment department debacle
82 Oregon unemployment claims system suffers another breakdown, tells laid-off workers to start over
83 Some of the thousands stuck in Oregon's unemployment adjudication may not know it
84 Looking Deeper: Rep. Witt seeking audit of the Oregon Employment Department
85 Oregon enlists retired computer programmers to aid beleaguered Employment Department
86 Oregon Employment Department in need of IT overhaul, timeline for federal aid uncertain
87 BUSINESS ROUNDUP: $1 billion worth of weed, more jobs last fall, pandemic paycheck program returns
88 Oregon Employment Dept. acknowledges tens of 1,000s are still waiting for benefits
89 Oregon Dept. of Employment adding staff, phone lines to deal with influx of calls
90 Oregon prepares for hike in unemployment claims during statewide 'freeze'
91 Unemployment processes improving, but thousands of Oregonians still waiting on benefits
92 Oregon Employment Department said it's met its goal. But tens of thousands are still waiting for benefits
93 Employment Department workers complain agency itself in violation: Portland Tribune
94 How many Oregonians screened for more contagious coronavirus strain? State officials don’t know
95 Oregon hopes to pay jobless workers' ‘waiting week’ money by Thanksgiving
96 Oregon still working on unemployment benefits for the self-employed as claims approach 334K
97 Sen. Ron Wyden to 'watchdog' Oregon Employment Department
98 Oregon approved for weekly $300 unemployment boost through FEMA
99 Oregon and Washington: Same unemployment surge, different problems
100 Unemployment insurance claims skyrocket in Oregon amid coronavirus pandemic