The Oregon Employment Department has announced the new annual minimum and maximum weekly benefit amounts for regular unemployment insurance. For new regular unemployment insurance claims filed in Oregon on or after July 3, the minimum and maximum benefits will increase by approximately 7 percent.

This increase will be a significant income boost for new claimants who receive the minimum or maximum weekly benefit. During the most recent quarter, 15 percent of regular unemployment recipients received the minimum benefit, and 20 percent received the maximum benefit.

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