Unemployed workers need to be ready, willing and available to work. In addition, there are job search requirements for unemployed workers that include searching for jobs, applying for jobs, and reporting on job search activities.
Unemployment work and job search requirements vary based on regulations in the state from which you are collecting unemployment benefits, as well as whether you are collecting state unemployment benefits or extended benefits.
Here's more on unemployment work requirements, how many employers you need to contact each week, and how and when you will need to report your job search activities.
There are also requirements regarding what is termed suitable employment and whether you have to accept a job if you get an offer. Here's information on whether you can turn down a job offer when you're unemployed.