Oregon Unemployment Benefits

In Oregon, unemployment insurance benefits are administered by the state’s Employment Department to help bridge the wage gap for unemployed workers as they seek new employment.

UI benefits in Oregon are funded solely by employer participation, and unemployment taxes are never withheld from employee paychecks.

Oregon Unemployment Services

Websitehttps://www.oregon.gov/EMPLOY/Unemployment
Phone334-242-8025
EmailContact Form
Apply Onlinehttps://secure.emp.state.or.us/ocs4/index.cfm
Weekly Certificationhttps://secure.emp.state.or.us/ocs4/index.cfm
Appeal a DenialFile an Appeal
Find a Local Officehttps://secure.emp.state.or.us/ocs/ui-center-lookup
Report FraudUnemployment Insurance Fraud
Coronavirus Updateshttps://unemployment.oregon.gov/workers

Am I Eligible for Unemployment Benefits in Oregon?

The state of Oregon uses two different decision points to determine whether a claimant meets unemployment insurance eligibility requirements. To qualify, at least one of the following must be true for an unemployed worker:

The unemployed worker has received at least $1,000 in documented wages in the base year, and the total base year wages equal at least one and a half times the wages paid in the highest calendar quarter of the base year.

The claimant has worked at least 500 hours during the base year and was paid some subject wages during that employment.

Your base year is a one-year period composed of the first four of the last five completed quarters. This base year is based on the date you file your initial claim, not the date you lose employment. In addition, you must have lost your job through no fault of your own or terminated your employment with good cause.

Benefit Payments and Duration

Base PeriodFirst 4 of the last 5 completed quarters
Alt Base PeriodLast 4 completed quarters
Duration of BenefitsWeekly PaymentMaximum Benefits Amount (1 year)
MinMax
3-26 weeks$157$673$16,848

How Do I Apply for Unemployment Benefits in Oregon?

You can submit your initial unemployment claim online using the Oregon online claims system. Simply select the Regular UI Initial Claim option.

Make sure you can provide your complete work history for the previous 12 months – including employer names, addresses, phone numbers, and all applicable dates of employment.

How Do I Manage My Oregon Unemployment Benefits?

Managing your UI benefits is an ongoing process that doesn’t end with the acceptance of your initial claim. After filing your claim application, you must continue to file a weekly claim to receive unemployment compensation. This entails using the online claim system and selecting the Claim a Week of Benefits option.

You also can submit your weekly benefit claim by phone using the Weekly Claim Line at 800-982-8920.

For each week you file for weekly benefits, you must show that you continue to meet eligibility requirements by answering a series of questions about your eligibility for that week. These questions will center on your job search activities, any income earned during the previous week, and your continued availability to accept suitable work if and when it’s offered.

How Do I Appeal a Decision?

Either you or your employer may request an appeals hearing if you are unhappy with the decision regarding your initial claim for UI benefit. You will receive an official letter outlining the decision related to your unemployment insurance claim; at this point, you should follow the instructions outlined in your letter to begin the appeals process.

You have the option to request a hearing by mail, fax, or email, and you may use the hearing request form available on the state of Oregon’s website. Contact information for form submission is outlined below:

How Do I Report Fraud?

Carefully guarding against unemployment insurance fraud and identity theft helps the state of Oregon maintain integrity in the use of citizens’ tax dollars, along with ensuring that jobless benefits are going to those who need them most.

If you suspect someone of fraudulently collecting UI benefits, please call 1-877-668-3204.  You also may submit as much information as you can provide through the Fraud Hotline online form.

The state of Oregon reviews all tips that are submitted, regardless of how much information is provided, but the more detail you can include in your report, the more successful an investigation is likely to be.

Oregon Unemployment Office Locations

Unemployment Office - Albany139 4th Ave SE
Albany, OR 97321
541-967-2171
Unemployment Office - Clatsop County450 Marine Drive
Suite 110
Astoria, OR 97103
503-325-4821
Unemployment Office - Baker City1575 Dewey Avenue
Baker City, OR 97814
541-523-6331
Bend Vocational Rehabilitation1645 NE Forbes Road
Bend, OR 97701
541-388-6336
Unemployment Office - Bend1645 North East Forbes Road
Suite 100
Bend, OR 97701-4990
541-388-6070
Unemployment Office - Curry County16261 Hwy 101 S
Suite 11
Brookings, OR 97415
541-469-9836
Unemployment Office - Burns809 West Jackson Street
Suite 400
Burns, OR 97720
541-573-5251
Unemployment Office - Grant County120 S Washington Street
PO Box 40
Canyon City, OR 97820
541-575-0744
Unemployment Office - Coos County990 2nd Street
Coos Bay, OR 97420
541-756-8459
Unemployment Office - Corvallis4170 SW Research Way
Corvallis, OR 97333
541-757-4261
Unemployment Office - Polk County580 Main Street
Suite B
Dallas, OR 97338
503-831-1950
Unemployment Office - Lane County2510 Oakmont Way
Eugene, OR 97401
541-686-7601
Unemployment Office - Florence3180 Highway 101 North
Florence, OR 97439
541-997-1913
Unemployment Office Rogue Valley1569 NE F Street
Grants Pass, OR 97526
541-476-1187
Unemployment Office Hermiston950 SE Columbia Drive
Suite B
Hermiston, OR 97838
541-567-3381
Unemployment Office - Klamath Falls801 Oak Avenue
Klamath Falls, OR 97601
541-883-5630
Unemployment Office - La Grande1901 Adams Avenue
La Grande, OR 97850
541-963-7111
Unemployment Office - Lebanon44 Industrial Way
Suite B
Lebanon, OR 97355
541-259-5787
Unemployment Office - Lincoln County4157 Northwest Highway 101
Suite 250
Lincoln City, OR 97367
541-994-6992
Unemployment Office - Jefferson County281 South West Third Street
Suite B
Madras, OR 97741
541-475-7118
Unemployment Office - Yamhill County370 NE Norton Lane
McMinnville, OR 97128
503-472-5118
Unemployment Office Rogue Valley119 North Oakdale Avenue
Medford, OR 97501
541-776-6060
Unemployment Office - Newport120 North East Avery Street
Newport, OR 97365
541-265-8891
Unemployment Office Ontario - Malheur County375 SW 2nd Avenue
PO Box 40
Ontario, OR 97914
541-889-5394
Unemployment Office - Clackamas County506 High Street
Oregon City, OR 97045
971-673-6400
Unemployment Office - Pendleton408 SE 7th Street
Pendleton, OR 97801
541-276-9050
Unemployment Office - Portland2 NW 2nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97209
503-226-7387
Unemployment Office Gresham18633 SE Stark St.
Suite 201
Portland, OR 97233
503-669-7112
Unemployment Office Portland Metro30 North Webster Street
Suite E
Portland, OR 97217
503-280-6046
Unemployment Office Portland Metro SE6401 SE Foster Road
P..O. Box 86280
Portland, OR 97206
503-772-2300
Unemployment Office - Redmond2158 SE College Loop
Suite B
Redmond, OR 97756
541-548-8196
Unemployment Office - Douglas County846 SE Pine Street
Roseburg, OR 97470
541-440-3344
Unemployment Office - Salem605 Cottage Street NE
Salem, OR 97301-2419
503-378-4846
Springfield Main Street Center101 30th Street
Springfield, OR 97478
541-726-3525
Unemployment Office - Columbia County500 N Highway 30
Suite 320
St. Helens, OR 97051
503-397-4995
Unemployment Office - The Dalles700 Union Street
Suite 105
The Dalles, OR 97058
541-296-5435
Unemployment Office - Tigard11950 SW Garden Place
Ste 100
Tigard, OR 97223
503-612-4200
Unemployment Office - Tillamook2101 5th Street
Tillamook, OR 97141
503-842-4488
Unemployment Office - Woodburn Center120 East Lincoln Street
Suite 115B
Woodburn, OR 97071
503-982-2817