Governor apologizes for delays in unemployment claims

PORTLAND (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has apologized to people who have encountered problems trying to apply for unemployment during the coronavirus crisis. A record number of people have applied for benefits, but many have been stymied by breakdowns in the system in recent weeks. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports total of 334,000 people have lost their jobs in the past few weeks as the state’s economy shut down to try and stop the spread of the virus. The Democrat wrote on Twitter Sunday that she hears the frustrations of people waiting on claims and she’s sorry for delays.