The state Commerce Department is behind a major jump in the number of weekly job searches claimants must have to collect benefits.
Dale Folwell is Assistant Commerce Secretary for Employment Security and he supports increasing weekly documented job searches from two to five.
“So we think this will increase the velocity of people getting off the unemployment rolls and looking for work," said Folwell.
Folwell says the current system was confusing for some people. He says his office decided to cut the confusion and add searches at the same time.