- 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
Using the unemployment-insurance system to fund hours reductions is the right first step.How to Really Fix the Economy
August 19, 2010