If you leave your permanent residence for three or more days, you must state you are “away from your permanent residence” if you claim the week you were gone – regardless of the reason for your travel. This includes if you are traveling within Oregon or if you were still looking for work while you were gone.
We will request information from you to include the dates you were gone, the reason you left your labor market, and your work search for the claimed week. We will review your information and determine if you are eligible during that time. In most cases, you must be seeking work in the area visited, willing to work, and available for work in that area (and not just for work you could do where you currently reside).
If you have moved, the area in which you live is now your new permanent residence. It is important you keep your address current – you can change it using the Online Claim System. If you have moved out of state, you must register with your home state’s labor exchange system and seek work there. You may be required to provide proof of your registration.