Taxpayers Association of Oregon
The unemployment chart above shows how our current jobless numbers dwarf any other year since the 1970s.
This does not reflect the previous weeks which have only more. As these people become unemployed, their economic activity declines and pulls down even more businesses causing more layoffs.
This chart is why we need to plan for the re-opening of our economy.
Oregon Governor Brown needs to follow the President’s lead in working towards a safe-and-secure phased re-opening so as many small businesses can get back to work as soon as (health) possible.