Can I Get Unemployment?
Oregon has temporarily changed some of the rules regarding unemployment benefits to lessen the economic impact of the coronavirus. For example, due to the COVID-19 economic disruption, sole proprietors, gig workers and independent contractors are eligible for benefits. Employees who are expected to be re-hired when social distancing restrictions are lifted can collect benefits without meeting job search requirement.
For more detailed information on seeking benefits, go to the Employment Department COVID-19 page or call us at 503-352-0731.