The amount that Oregon pays people filing for new unemployment benefits is going up slightly, according to the Oregon Employment Department. The maximum weekly payment will go up 2 percent, to $549 dollars. That’s a weekly increase of $11. The minimum weekly payment will go up 1.6 percent, to $128, an increase of $2.
The increase only applies to unemployment claims made on or after June 29. At this time of year, the department sees about 5,500 new claims per week, according to Craig Spivey, of the Oregon Employment Department.
Those with existing unemployment claims will not see an increase. They’ll continue to receive the same weekly amount.