unemployment benefit

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noun
  1. an allowance of money paid, usually weekly, to an unemployed worker by a state or federal agency or by the worker's labor union or former employer during all or part of the period of unemployment.

Origin of unemployment benefit

1
First recorded in 1925–30
  • Also called unemployment compensation.

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British Dictionary definitions for unemployment benefit

unemployment benefit

noun
  1. (in Britain, formerly) a regular payment to a person who is out of work: replaced by jobseeker's allowance in 1996: Informal term: dole

  2. (in New Zealand) a means-tested monetary benefit paid weekly by the Social Security Department to the unemployed

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