unemployment compensation

noun
|Updated on: 26 Jun 2018

Definition of unemployment compensation

: compensation paid at regular intervals (as by a government agency) to an unemployed worker and especially one who has been laid off called also unemployment benefit

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First Known Use of unemployment compensation

1935

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unemployment compensation

noun un·em·ploy·ment compensation

legal Definition of unemployment compensation

: compensation paid at regular intervals (as by a state agency) to an unemployed worker and especially one who has been laid off called also unemployment benefit
Note: Unemployment compensation is usually a fixed percentage of the former wages of an unemployed worker.

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