Meaning of “initial jobless claims” in the English Dictionary

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"initial jobless claims" in Business English

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initial jobless claimsnoun [ plural ]

uk us ECONOMICS

the numbers of people who have recently lost their jobs and are requesting financial help from the government for the first time:

The department said initial jobless claims fell again last week for the third week in a row.

(Definition of “initial jobless claims” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)