Oregon jobless benefits expected to be paid Thursday

Computer crash delays payments by a day



SALEM, Ore. — State officials say that unemployment benefits for about 61,000 Oregonians delayed by a computer crash are expected to be paid a day late.

Tom Fuller, spokesman for the state Employment Department, tells The Oregonian that people who filed claims on Sunday should see them deposited by Thursday, a day after they would have arrived.

He says that about four dozen people who filed between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Monday will have to refile their claims. That was shortly before the crash, and the agency lost the information.

The delayed payments were among the disruptions cause by an overnight failure at the State Data Center. The center was back online Tuesday.