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unemployment benefitnoun [U]

uk   us   UK (US unemployment benefits, unemployment)
money that the ​governmentpays to ​unemployedpeople who are ​looking for a ​job
(Definition of unemployment benefit from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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unemployment benefitnoun [C or U]

uk   us   UK ( US unemployment benefits [plural])
GOVERNMENT money that the ​governmentpaysregularly to ​unemployedpeople who are looking for a ​job. The ​term "​unemploymentbenefit" was ​officiallyreplaced in the UK by "Jobseeker's Allowance" in 1996: Some ​people consider that generous ​unemploymentbenefits have ​harmed the UK ​economy. Figures showed that 50,000 ​people in the ​region were on ​unemploymentbenefit.claim/receive unemployment benefit The ​number of ​peopleclaimingunemploymentbenefitfell last week by 1,500 to 2.18 million. A Labour Department ​report said ​people collectingunemploymentbenefitsrose to the ​highestlevel in 18 months.
(Definition of unemployment benefit from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “unemployment benefit”
in Chinese (Simplified) (英国)失业补贴…
in Chinese (Traditional) (英國)失業補貼…
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