Entry from British & World English dictionary
A benefit paid by the state to a person who is unemployed and looking for work.
- There is a reduction in underlying estimates for contributory jobseeker's allowance of approximately 20 million due to lower unemployment assumptions.
- The entitlement of the appellant to jobseeker's allowance ceased on 1 June 1999.
- All the others depend on jobseeker's allowance, which imposes stiff penalties on people who fail to seek work.
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