Definition of unemployment benefit noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


unemployment benefit

BrE BrE//ˌʌnɪmˈplɔɪmənt benɪfɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌnɪmˈplɔɪmənt benɪfɪt//
(British English) (US English unemployment compensation, unemployment) [uncountable] (also unemployment benefits [plural])
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money paid by the government to somebody who is unemployed people on (= receiving) unemployment benefit Applications for unemployment benefits dropped last month. see also Jobseeker’s Allowance