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New Jersey Unemployment Job Search Requirements

In order to continue receiving New Jersey unemployment benefits you have to meet ongoing job search requirements. Unemployment benefits are meant to be a temporary benefit until you find a new job, so these job search requirements are in place to make sure you are actively looking for a new job.

New Jersey Job Search Requirements are:

  • You must be actively looking for a job.
  • You must make at least 2 job contacts per week. Job contacts include filling out job applications and sending resumes.
  • You must keep a record of all of your job search activities, including a record of all job contacts.
  • You must not be disabled. If you are disabled there are different programs available to help you and your unemployment counselor or local unemployment office can direct you to those resources.

You must complete these job search requirements every week, and provide a weekly certification to let the unemployment office that you are meeting all of the requirements.

Failure to submit the job search or submitting an incomplete job is grounds for the state to disqualify your claim.

Be sure to have your job search record up to date, as you may be called into the unemployment office for a periodic eligibility review.

  1. I have filed an claim for unemployment benefits. How do I check the status. How do I get details of my job searching to an unemployment office.

    Warm Regards


  2. Where can I find the sheets that we are supposed to use to keep track of our job search history?

  3. My New Jersey unemployment has exhausted and I really need some help. I have been looking for work and I an older guy and its not easy to find something I do own a home and was hoping you might be able to give me some insight into some help with NJ property taxes? help with food and utility bills?? Any suggestions would be appreciated!!!

  4. I filed a claim back in sept 2012 but did not receive my first check until jan 29th 2013. ive been on unemployment for 5 months and have only 1300 left. I have been looking for jobs constantly. will I automatically get an extension

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