If your business is an LLC or other corporation, you are considered an employee of your business. You must make efforts to resume your business full time but must also seek other work unless you are on a short-term lay off. You can report your business as one of your employer contacts on your weekly claim.
If you are an independent contractor, you must actively seek work as an employee. You can still look for self-employment work as long as it does not interfere with your availability for work as an employee.
You may also apply for our Self-Employment Assistance (SEA) program. This program is only open to people getting regular UI benefits. If you are accepted into the program, we will send you a notice of approval and your new weekly SEA requirements. If you apply for AND are approved for the Self-Employment Assistance (SEA) program, you must follow the SEA program requirements instead of seeking other work. Until you are approved for the SEA program, you will need to follow the regular UI work search requirements. Call the UI Special Programs Center at 503-947-1800 to see if you are eligible.