Work search requirements for receiving unemployment benefits.

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment transitioned to a new benefit system called MyUI+.  

To receive unemployment benefits you will have to complete and upload at least one verifiable work search activity into your MyUI+ every week.  Please see specific information about work search in the section below.

We've created this page to answer the most common questions regarding work search requirements.  We're here to help you. If you have been laid off, please contact us for further assistance at either 970-498-6600 or


Weekly Work Search Activities

You are required to complete work search activities every week you receive UI benefits.  It is recommended you complete 5 work search activities per week. This will help you return to work sooner so that you do not exhaust your benefits before finding your next job opportunity.  However, you are only required to conduct one verifiable work search activity per week.  The verifiable activity must be uploaded into your MyUI+ account in order to receive your benefit.

Examples of Verifiable Work Search Activities:

  • Applying for a job for which you are reasonably qualified
  • Interviewing for a job for which you are reasonably qualified
  • Taking an exam required as part of the application process for a new job for which you are reasonably qualified
  • Attend an online or in-person job search workshop
  • Meet with an Employment Specialist at your local workforce center
  • Adding a resume to an online job board

View additional work search activity and guidance

Examples of Verifiable Work Search Activities

  • You update your resume and then submit a resume review through Connecting Colorado; the act of updating your resume would not be verifiable but would count as one of your recommended work search activities.  Submitting your resume to us for review would count as a verifiable activity since it can be confirmed that we reviewed your resume.
  • You attend a Virtual Interviewing workshop through Larimer County Economic and Workforce Development and the next day you practice answering common interview questions with a friend; attending the workshop would be a verifiable activity because we can confirm your attendance.  Practicing with a friend cannot be verified but would count as one of your recommended activities.
  • You spend 2 hours one day browsing Connecting Colorado for job postings but do not find a position you’d like to apply for. The next day you see a position posted on LinkedIn and submit your resume for that position; applying for the position would be a verifiable activity. Browsing job postings would not be a verifiable activity.

Be sure to document your verifiable work search activities.  See documenting work search activities below.

In your MyUI+ account, you will be required to report your work search activity each week, in order to receive your benefit.  

Your claim may be audited and your reported work-search activities may be verified at any time up to two years from the start of your claim.  Remember to keep a log of what you have reported to Unemployment in the event it is requested for an audit.

Work Search Log Template  


  1. Job attached means that you are expected to return to your most recent employer after a separation of up to 16 weeks. If you are job attached, your work search requirements may be waived, but you must be available to return to work during this time frame.   

    Please note that Larimer County Economic and Workforce Development (LCEWD) does NOT determine job attached status.  If you feel there is an error in your job attached status, contact the Unemployment Office at 303.536.5615.

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