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Unemployment Insurance: Oregon

Unemployment Insurance requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Iris Tilley, Barran Liebman LLP


  • Most Oregon employers are subject to the Oregon Unemployment Insurance Law. See Employer Coverage.
  • Claimants must meet certain requirements in order to be eligible for unemployment benefits. See Employee Eligibility.
  • Under certain circumstances, workers may not qualify for unemployment benefits. See Disqualification From Benefits.
  • Unemployment benefits will generally last for up to 26 weeks. See Benefits.
  • Employers have the opportunity to challenge a benefits claim. See Filing Claims.
  • Employers must follow specified notice and posting requirements. See Notice and Posting Requirements.
  • Oregon offers the Work Share Program, a voluntary program to help employers retain a group of employees who would otherwise have been laid off. See Work Share Program.