Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “unemployment benefit”

See all translations

unemployment benefit

noun [C or U]
 
 
UK ( US unemployment benefits [plural])
GOVERNMENT money that the government pays regularly to unemployed people who are looking for a job. The term "unemployment benefit" was officially replaced in the UK by "Jobseeker's Allowance" in 1996: Some people consider that generous unemployment benefits have harmed the UK economy. Figures showed that 50,000 people in the region were on unemployment benefit.claim/receive unemployment benefit The number of people claiming unemployment benefit fell last week by 1,500 to 2.18 million. A Labour Department report said people collecting unemployment benefits rose to the highest level in 18 months.
→  See also Jobseeker's Allowance
Translations of “unemployment benefit”
in Chinese (Traditional) (英國)失業補貼…
in Chinese (Simplified) (英国)失业补贴…
(Definition of unemployment benefit from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of unemployment benefit?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “unemployment benefit” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

hyphen

the symbol -, used to join two words together, or to show that a word has been divided into two parts at the end of one line and the beginning of the next

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More