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Oregon Unemployment

Oregon unemployment insurance benefits help bridge the wage gap for unemployed workers as they seek new employment.

Oregon Unemployment Benefits

In Oregon, unemployment insurance benefits are administered by the state’s Employment Department to help bridge the wage gap for unemployed workers as they seek new employment.

UI benefits in Oregon are funded solely by employer participation, and unemployment taxes are never withheld from employee paychecks.

Oregon Unemployment Services

Website https://www.oregon.gov/EMPLOY/Unemployment
Private Website Oregon Unemployment
Phone 334-242-8025
Email Contact Form
Apply Online https://secure.emp.state.or.us/ocs4/index.cfm
Weekly Certification https://secure.emp.state.or.us/ocs4/index.cfm
Appeal a Denial File an Appeal
Find a Local Office https://secure.emp.state.or.us/ocs/ui-center-lookup
Report Fraud Unemployment Insurance Fraud
Coronavirus Updates https://unemployment.oregon.gov/workers

Am I Eligible for Unemployment Benefits in Oregon?

The state of Oregon uses two different decision points to determine whether a claimant meets unemployment insurance eligibility requirements. To qualify, at least one of the following must be true for an unemployed worker:

The unemployed worker has received at least $1,000 in documented wages in the base year, and the total base year wages equal at least one and a half times the wages paid in the highest calendar quarter of the base year.

The claimant has worked at least 500 hours during the base year and was paid some subject wages during that employment.

Your base year is a one-year period composed of the first four of the last five completed quarters. This base year is based on the date you file your initial claim, not the date you lose employment. In addition, you must have lost your job through no fault of your own or terminated your employment with good cause.

Benefit Payments and Duration

Base Period First 4 of the last 5 completed quarters
Alt Base Period Last 4 completed quarters
Duration of Benefits Weekly Payment Maximum Benefits Amount (1 year)
Min Max
3-26 weeks $157 $673 $16,848

How Do I Apply for Unemployment Benefits in Oregon?

You can submit your initial unemployment claim online using the Oregon online claims system. Simply select the Regular UI Initial Claim option.

Make sure you can provide your complete work history for the previous 12 months – including employer names, addresses, phone numbers, and all applicable dates of employment.

How Do I Manage My Oregon Unemployment Benefits?

Managing your UI benefits is an ongoing process that doesn’t end with the acceptance of your initial claim. After filing your claim application, you must continue to file a weekly claim to receive unemployment compensation. This entails using the online claim system and selecting the Claim a Week of Benefits option.

You also can submit your weekly benefit claim by phone using the Weekly Claim Line at 800-982-8920.

For each week you file for weekly benefits, you must show that you continue to meet eligibility requirements by answering a series of questions about your eligibility for that week. These questions will center on your job search activities, any income earned during the previous week, and your continued availability to accept suitable work if and when it’s offered.

How Do I Appeal a Decision?

Either you or your employer may request an appeals hearing if you are unhappy with the decision regarding your initial claim for UI benefit. You will receive an official letter outlining the decision related to your unemployment insurance claim; at this point, you should follow the instructions outlined in your letter to begin the appeals process.

You have the option to request a hearing by mail, fax, or email, and you may use the hearing request form available on the state of Oregon’s website. Contact information for form submission is outlined below:

How Do I Report Fraud?

Carefully guarding against unemployment insurance fraud and identity theft helps the state of Oregon maintain integrity in the use of citizens’ tax dollars, along with ensuring that jobless benefits are going to those who need them most.

If you suspect someone of fraudulently collecting UI benefits, please call 1-877-668-3204.  You also may submit as much information as you can provide through the Fraud Hotline online form.

The state of Oregon reviews all tips that are submitted, regardless of how much information is provided, but the more detail you can include in your report, the more successful an investigation is likely to be.

Oregon Unemployment Office Locations

Unemployment Office – Albany 139 4th Ave SE
Albany, OR 97321
Unemployment Office – Clatsop County 450 Marine Drive
Suite 110
Astoria, OR 97103
Unemployment Office – Baker City 1575 Dewey Avenue
Baker City, OR 97814
Bend Vocational Rehabilitation 1645 NE Forbes Road
Bend, OR 97701
Unemployment Office – Bend 1645 North East Forbes Road
Suite 100
Bend, OR 97701-4990
Unemployment Office – Curry County 16261 Hwy 101 S
Suite 11
Brookings, OR 97415
Unemployment Office – Burns 809 West Jackson Street
Suite 400
Burns, OR 97720
Unemployment Office – Grant County 120 S Washington Street
PO Box 40
Canyon City, OR 97820
Unemployment Office – Coos County 990 2nd Street
Coos Bay, OR 97420
Unemployment Office – Corvallis 4170 SW Research Way
Corvallis, OR 97333
Unemployment Office – Polk County 580 Main Street
Suite B
Dallas, OR 97338
Unemployment Office – Lane County 2510 Oakmont Way
Eugene, OR 97401
Unemployment Office – Florence 3180 Highway 101 North
Florence, OR 97439
Unemployment Office Rogue Valley 1569 NE F Street
Grants Pass, OR 97526
Unemployment Office Hermiston 950 SE Columbia Drive
Suite B
Hermiston, OR 97838
Unemployment Office – Klamath Falls 801 Oak Avenue
Klamath Falls, OR 97601
Unemployment Office – La Grande 1901 Adams Avenue
La Grande, OR 97850
Unemployment Office – Lebanon 44 Industrial Way
Suite B
Lebanon, OR 97355
Unemployment Office – Lincoln County 4157 Northwest Highway 101
Suite 250
Lincoln City, OR 97367
Unemployment Office – Jefferson County 281 South West Third Street
Suite B
Madras, OR 97741
Unemployment Office – Yamhill County 370 NE Norton Lane
McMinnville, OR 97128
Unemployment Office Rogue Valley 119 North Oakdale Avenue
Medford, OR 97501
Unemployment Office – Newport 120 North East Avery Street
Newport, OR 97365
Unemployment Office Ontario – Malheur County 375 SW 2nd Avenue
PO Box 40
Ontario, OR 97914
Unemployment Office – Clackamas County 506 High Street
Oregon City, OR 97045
Unemployment Office – Pendleton 408 SE 7th Street
Pendleton, OR 97801
Unemployment Office – Portland 2 NW 2nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97209
Unemployment Office Gresham 18633 SE Stark St.
Suite 201
Portland, OR 97233
Unemployment Office Portland Metro 30 North Webster Street
Suite E
Portland, OR 97217
Unemployment Office Portland Metro SE 6401 SE Foster Road
P..O. Box 86280
Portland, OR 97206
Unemployment Office – Redmond 2158 SE College Loop
Suite B
Redmond, OR 97756
Unemployment Office – Douglas County 846 SE Pine Street
Roseburg, OR 97470
Unemployment Office – Salem 605 Cottage Street NE
Salem, OR 97301-2419
Springfield Main Street Center 101 30th Street
Springfield, OR 97478
Unemployment Office – Columbia County 500 N Highway 30
Suite 320
St. Helens, OR 97051
Unemployment Office – The Dalles 700 Union Street
Suite 105
The Dalles, OR 97058
Unemployment Office – Tigard 11950 SW Garden Place
Ste 100
Tigard, OR 97223
Unemployment Office – Tillamook 2101 5th Street
Tillamook, OR 97141
Unemployment Offic
– Woodburn Center
120 East Lincoln Street
Suite 115B
Woodburn, OR 97071

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