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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.

Latest News

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

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