Meaning of “unemployment claim” in the English Dictionary

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"unemployment claim" in Business English

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unemployment claimnoun [ C ]


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.
file/handle an unemployment claim Last week, 339,000 people filed unemployment claims in the United States.

(Definition of “unemployment claim” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)