32 minutes | May 3, 2021

Employment Department issues remain; Oregon's gets sixth Congressional district

With 15 Oregon counties moving back to extreme risk of COVID spread, the state will likely see jobless claims rise as restrictions on indoor activities return. Those newly out-of-work Oregonians will go back to the state's clunky unemployment system that remains one of the slowest in the countryOn the latest episode of Beat Check with The Oregonian, business reporter Mike Rogoway talks about the still ongoing woes at the state’s employment department. A year into the economic crisis, some workers are still stuck dealing with a system that has fundamental flaws that can’t be fixed anytime soon. We hit on that and much more. Then, on the second half of the show, state politics reporter Hillary Borrud discusses Oregon landing a 6th congressional seat, the first expansion in 40 years.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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