How to Apply For Unemployment in Oregon

State Unemployment Department

Oregon Employment Department

How to Apply

Those wishing to receive unemployment benefits in Oregon can do so both online and over the phone. To call in a new claim, re-open a claim, file weekly vouchers, and register for direct deposit, click here to locate the office in your area. To open a new claim online, click here. To file weekly claim vouchers, click here.

Available Benefits

Unemployment insurance benefits in the state of Oregon range between $116 and $496 per week. Claimants can use the benefits estimator to get an idea of the benefits that they could be eligible to receive. Unemployment insurance benefits in the state of Oregon are distributed via direct deposit. Payments can be expected to arrive shortly after the initial claims process, but a waiting week is required by state law.


In the state of Oregon, claimants must have earned at least $1000 in the base period and the total base period earnings should be 1.5 times or more the highest quarter wages. Alternatively, a claimant who has worked at least 500 hours in the base period is eligible.

Additional Eligibility Information

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