Economy

Thousands still waiting for unemployment benefits

SALEM, Ore. – During a teleconference Friday morning, the director of Oregon’s Employment Department, Kay Erickson said the agency is taking responsibility for its shortfalls the past few months. Erickson says there are still 38,000 backlogged claims for unemployment, with more coming …

Unemployment claims continue to rise

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC) – The number of Americans applying for first-time unemployment benefits continues to rise. The Labor Department reports that more than 2.1 million Americans filed first-time unemployment claims last week. That brings the total job losses during the coronavirus pandemic …

Arbor House renovated and reopened after flood

TALENT, Ore.- Arbor House in Talent has reopened its doors after an accidental flood forced it to shut down several months ago. The restaurant closed in February so the owners began to rebuild. However, like so many other’s they weren’t expecting coronavirus …

Jobless claims continue to rise

(NBC News) – President Trump traveled to Michigan Thursday, touring a Ford plant that has shifted gears to produce ventilators, a symbol of the battered American economy in transition. The visit to Ford comes as new unemployment figures show another unnerving dip. …

Oregon unemployment numbers hit record high

SALEM, Ore. – Job losses in April broke the record in Oregon due to COVID-19. “Today’s release shows that 266,600 jobs were lost in the first two months of this pandemic and the unemployment rate has reached 14.2 percent. While these numbers …