unemployment insurance


a government program that provides a limited number of payments to eligible workers who are involuntarily unemployed.

Origin of unemployment insurance

First recorded in 1920–25
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Examples from the Web for unemployment insurance

Contemporary Examples of unemployment insurance

  • Using the unemployment-insurance system to fund hours reductions is the right first step.

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    How to Really Fix the Economy

    Juliet Schor

    August 19, 2010