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Oregon Unemployment Benefits Going Up

The new maximum and minimum payments represent a 2 and 1.6 percent increase.

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The amount paid for unemployment insurance benefits in Oregon is going up - slightly. The maximum weekly benefit amount an individual can receive will increase to $549, while the minimum amount will be $128. Photo Courtesy: Oregon.gov

(SALEM, Ore. ) - For those filing unemployment insurance benefit claims, some good news to report.

The amount paid for unemployment insurance benefits in Oregon is going up - slightly. The maximum weekly benefit amount an individual can receive will increase to $549, while the minimum amount will be $128.

Under Oregon law, each year the Oregon Employment Department recalculates the maximum and minimum amounts paid weekly to those filing for unemployment benefits. The amounts are set as percentages of the average weekly wage earned by Oregonians. The minimum unemployment figure is 15 percent of average weekly wage, and the maximum amount is 64 percent. Both dollar amounts are rounded down to the nearest dollar as required by law.

The new maximum and minimum payments represent a 2 and 1.6 percent increase respectively from benefits paid over the past year.

Over the past 12 months the maximum payment has been $538, while the minimum was $126.




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