unemployment insurance


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

Examples of unemployment insurance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Moreover, the recent removal of the wage cap on unemployment insurance payment subjects all wage income to the payroll tax, which means the state’s top marginal individual income tax rate on wage income (not all income) is now 14.4 percent. Robert Gutierrez, Orange County Register, 25 May 2024 Among other offenses, the group obtained the dates of birth, Social Security numbers and other personal identifying information of individuals whose lives were affected by the pandemic, then used them in preparing fraudulent unemployment insurance claims. Jonathan M. Pitts, Baltimore Sun, 3 Mar. 2024 Ending strikes sooner would ultimately alleviate unemployment insurance costs, Gonzalez Fletcher said, because workers who are not on strike but lose their jobs as a result of the stoppage do receive state payments. Lindsey Holden, Sacramento Bee, 24 Apr. 2024 By 1970, 26 grape grower corporations signed contracts with United Farm Workers, resulting in better wages, working conditions, unemployment insurance, paid vacation days, and other benefits. Kamal Morgan, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 4 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for unemployment insurance 

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Word History

First Known Use

1923, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unemployment insurance was in 1923

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“Unemployment insurance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unemployment%20insurance. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

Legal Definition

unemployment insurance

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

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