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English definition of “unemployment claim”

unemployment claim

noun [C]     GOVERNMENT
in the US, an official request made by someone who has lost their job for money from the government: The report found that new unemployment claims fell by 7,000. first-time/initial/weekly unemployment claimsfile/handle an unemployment claim Last week, 339,000 people filed unemployment claims in the United States.
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