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Montana Unemployment Information

For unemployment benefits in Montana, you basically need to do the following:

  • Register with the unemployment agency
  • Look for work and make contact with at least one employer, that has open positions, each week
  • Document your work search daily and be willing to provide the work search log when requested by the state of Montana
  • Register for work with the Montana Job Service

Documentation Requirements:

Weekly records should include a list of your work search activities, including:
  • Date of application
  • Company name and address
  • Person contacted
  • Telephone number, fax number, and/or e-mail address of the employer
  • Type of work applied for
  • Explanation of results
You must maintain a copy of your work search log at home and be willing to produce it when requested. A work search log is provided in the back of the Montana Unemployment Claimant's Handbook

Disclaimer: This is our best attempt at summarizing the rules in Montana. For the official details, see Montana Department of Labor and Industry