Washington Unemployment Job Search Requirements
While obtaining unemployment benefits, you must look for suitable work and keep a job-search log. In most cases, you also must be registered for work at a WorkSource employment center.
If you are needed to seek work, you must meet job search requirements each week you claim benefits by:
- Making employer contacts
- Participating in job-search activities in-person at WorkSource
Make sure you do at least three total job-search activities each week. For example, make one employer contact and do two in-person job-search activities. If your job-search requirements change, you will be notified.
You make an employer contact when you ask about or apply for a specific job. You can contact an employer by:
- Meeting in-person
- An employer’s self-service booth
To stay entitled for benefits, you must give your job-search log whenever asked. You must write what you did to find a job in your job-search log.