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New Jersey Unemployment Information

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

  • Register with the unemployment agency
  • Look for work each week and apply to a minimum of two jobs per week
  • Document and submit a weekly record of your work search with the New Jersey Unemployment office by phone or online
  • Register on Jobs4Jersey.com

Documentation requirements

Weekly records should include a list of your work search activities, including:
  • Contact record with two separate employers on two separate days of the week listed
  • Company name and address
  • Person contacted
  • Telephone number of the employer
  • Type of work applied for
  • Explanation of results
You can file your weekly claim by phone or online at the New Jersey Unemployment Office

Disclaimer: This is our best attempt at summarizing the rules in New Jersey. For the official details, see the State of New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development