Colorado Unemployment Job Search Requirements

You must make a continued and organized effort to seek work. A workforce center will assign you a number of contacts you must make each week.

You must keep a list of these efforts; CDLE (Colorado Department of Labor and Employment) may request proof at any time up to two years after your benefit-year end date. You may find work-search log sample on

For every job contact you must keep a verifiable list of:

  1. What action you took
  2. The method by which you applied for a job
  3. The type of work you were looking for
  4. The person you contacted, a telephone number, email address or other reliable contact information
  5. The outcome of the contact

CDLE may conduct an audit of your claim at any time. You may be asked to provide your work-search log. If you are unable to produce the log with all requirements, you may be denied benefits.

  1. I am 61 years old, I am a former Preschool Teacher/Director and have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, rheumatroid arthritis and my bone density has been decreasing the last two years. I was recently let go of a job after a 14 months due to lack of funding and did not know if I can apply for disability with my diagnoses. I have started the process of my unemployment and heard from a friend that I should try and collect disability. I do need some expertize on this.

    • Theresa,

      Please note UI benefits are only offered to those who become unemployed due to involuntary reasons. I am not sure if you can claim. Please reach out to the authorities for more.

  2. One of the sites I look for work is Craigslist. Resume is sent to a Craigslist email address, and most times company info is not given. Does this count for a “job contact” as required?

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