Oregon unemployment claims hit 90,000 in shutdown

Keen Footwear boards up their downtown store due to the stay at home order during the COVID-19 crisis. About 90,000 Oregon workers have filed for unemployment in late March.

More than 90,000 Oregon workers filed for unemployment benefits during late March.

said that during the week of March 22, about 92,700 initial claims for unemployment insurance benefits were filed. That's a 21 percent increase from the previous record during the week of March 15. It's also a striking increase from the 4,900 claims filed the week of March 8.