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Oregon Unemployment Information

For unemployment benefits in Oregon, you basically need to do the following:

  • Register with the unemployment agency
  • Look for work each week and complete a minimum of five work-seeking activities (attending job placement meetings, participating in a job club, updating your resume, reviewing offline and online job postings, and making direct contact with employers) each week
  • Two of the five work-seeking activities must be making direct contacts with employers
  • Accurately document your work search and submit these records with your weekly claims and when requested
  • Register for work at the WorkSource Oregon

Documentation Requirements:

Weekly records should include a list of your work search activities, including:

For other than direct employer contacts:

  • The date the activity was completed
  • Description of the activity

For direct employer contacts:

  • Date of application
  • Company name and address or online job posting ID number
  • Person contacted
  • Telephone number of the employer
  • Type of work applied for
  • Method of contact and results of contact
Oregon requires that you file your weekly claims online using their Online Claims System or by calling a Weekly Claim Line. You still need to maintain an accurate record of your work search records at home.

Disclaimer: This is our best attempt at summarizing the rules in Oregon. For the official details, see Oregon.gov. You can also find the official Oregon Unemployment Claimant's Handbook here.