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More Than 80-Percent Of OR Restaurant Workers Furloughed, Laid Off

(Portland, OR)  --  New numbers show more than 80-percent of Oregon's restaurant workers have been furloughed or laid off due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.  The Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association says a new survey from the National Restaurant Association shows 81-percent of the state's more-than-156-thousand restaurant employees have been furloughed or laid off.  The survey also shows four-percent of Oregon's restaurants have already permanently closed due to the pandemic.  That number is expected to rise to six-percent within the next month.

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