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For media inquiries, please contact OED_Communications@oregon.gov.

Oregon Employment Department Acting Director David Gerstenfeld is holding media briefings on Wednesdays for the foreseeable future. To receive an invitation, contact OED_Communications@oregon.gov.

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Latest News

September 1: Media Briefing (video and audio)

August 25: Media Briefing (video and audio)

August 24: Oregon's Waiting Week for Unemployment Insurance Returns Sept. 5

August 6: Federal Unemployment Insurance Benefits End September

August 4: Media Briefing (video and audio)

August 2: WorkSource Centers Open for In-Person Assistance; Refreshed WorkSource Oregon Website Launched

July 28: Media Briefing (video and audio)

July 28: Businesses Impacted by Pandemic Now Eligible for UI Payroll Tax Relief

July 21: Media Briefing (video and audio)

July 7: New Report Details Disparate Impacts of the Pandemic Recession in Oregon

June 30: Media Briefing (video and audio)

June 16: Media Briefing (video and audio)

June 2: Media Briefing (video and audio)

May 25: OED Phases Work Search Requirements Back In

May 19: Media Briefing (video and audio)

May 17: Oregon Hiring Slows to 2,200 Jobs in April

May 10: Minimum and Maximum Weekly Benefit Amounts to Increase Nearly 9% for New UI and PUA Claims

May 5: Media Briefing (video and audio)

April 28: Media Briefing (video and audio)

April 21: Media Briefing (video and audio)

April 14: Media Briefing (video and audio)

April 13: Oregon Adds 20,100 Jobs in March

March 31: Media Briefing (video and audio)

March 24: Media Briefing (video and audio)

March 24: OED Launches Online Spanish-Language Unemployment Insurance Application

March 17: Media Briefing (video and audio)

March 16: Oregon Adds 13,900 jobs in February

March 10: Media Briefing (video and audio)

March 9: Oregon Adds 8,300 Jobs in January

March 3: Media Briefing (video and audio)

February 24: Media Briefing (video and audio)

February 17: Media Briefing (video and audio)

February 10: Media Briefing (video and audio)

February 5: OED Updates PUA Claimants on PUA Benefit Payments

February 3: Oregon Employment Department and Oregon Law Center Submit Proposed Settlement for Class Action Lawsuit

January 27: Media Briefing (video and audio)

January 20: Oregon Drops 25,500 Jobs in December

January 13: Media Briefing (video and audio)

January 6: Media Briefing (video and audio)

December 30: Media Briefing (video and audio)

December 22: Oregon Employment Department Issues Statement Regarding Passage of Federal Unemployment Benefits

December 16: Media Briefing (video and audio)

December 15: Oregon Adds 4,200 Jobs in November

December 9: Media Briefing (video and audio)

December 2: Media Briefing (video and audio)

November 25: Media Briefing (video and audio)

November 25: Extended Benefits Reduced Based on Oregon’s Falling Unemployment Rate

November 23: Oregon Employment Department Begins Issuing Waiting Week Benefits

November 20: Oregon Employment Department Reminds Employees and Employers of Resources Available During Statewide Freeze

November 18: Media Briefing (video and audio)

November 17: Oregon’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 6.9 Percent in October: Press release and video

November 13: Oregon Employment Department Prepares for Hike in Unemployment Claims During Two-Week Freeze

November 13: Oregon’s Unemployment Tax Rate Moves to Tax Schedule Four for 2021

October 28: Oregon Employment Department Announces Focused Initiative to Process Claims in Adjudication

October 28: Media Briefing (video and audio)

October 28: Deadline Extended for Disaster Unemployment Assistance

October 21: Media Briefing (video and audio)

October 15: Oregon Employment Department Expands Website Accessibility

October 14: Media Briefing (video and audio)

October 14: Oregon’s Job Growth Slows to 5,100 in September

October 7: Media Briefing (video and audio)

October 1: Oregon Jobs Projected to Increase by 9 Percent by 2029

September 30: Media Briefing (video and audio)

September 30: Oregon Employment Department Begins Issuing Lost Wages Assistance Benefits

September 23: Clackamas, Douglas, Jackson, Klamath, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, and Marion Counties Workers May Be Eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance

September 16: Media Briefing (video and audio)

September 15: Oregon’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 7.7 Percent in August

September 11: Oregon Employment Department Takes First Step to Providing Lost Wages Assistance Benefits

September 9: Media Briefing (video and audio)

September 3: Media Briefing (video and audio)

August 28: Oregon Employment Department Approved to Begin Dispersing Lost Wages Assistance Benefits

August 26: Media Briefing (video and audio)

August 24: Statement from Oregon Employment Department Acting Director David Gerstenfeld on Lost Wages Assistance Program

August 19: Media Briefing (video and audio)

August 18: Oregon Jobs Recovery Slows in July (press release)

August 12: New “Gross Earnings” Definition Helps More Self-Employed Oregonians Qualify for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Benefits (press release)

August 12: Media Briefing (video and audio)

August 5: Department Completes Processing of 70,000 PUA Claims, Clears Remaining Claims Ahead of Schedule (press release)

August 5: Media Briefing (video and audio)

July 31: Tens of Thousands of Oregonians Awaiting Adjudication Could Receive "Benefits While You Wait" (press release)

July 29: Media Briefing (video and audio)

July 24: Expiration of Federal Program Providing Extra $600 per Week in Unemployment Benefits (Statement from Oregon Employment Department Acting Director David Gerstenfeld)

July 22: Media Briefing (video and audio)

July 17: New PUA Application Launched for Self-Employed Oregonians (press release)

July 15: Media Briefing (video and audio)

July 14: Oregon Recovers Nearly One-Third of COVID-19 Job Losses (press release)

July 10: Oregon Employment Department Launches Unemployment.Oregon.gov (press release)

July 8: Media Briefing (video and audio)

July 1: Media Briefing (video and audio)

June 19: FOCUS PUA plan for processing PUA claims announced