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unemployment insurance

noun

Definition of unemployment insurance

  1. :  social insurance against involuntary unemployment that provides unemployment compensation for a limited period to unemployed workers; also :  unemployment compensation



1923

First Known Use of unemployment insurance

1923


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unemployment insurance

noun

Legal Definition of unemployment insurance

  1. :  a social insurance program that provides unemployment compensation for a limited period to involuntarily unemployed workers




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