jobseeker's allowance

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jobseeker's allowance

(ˈdʒɒbˌsiːkəz)
n
(Social Welfare) (in Britain) a National Insurance or social security payment for unemployed people; replaced unemployment benefit in 1996. Abbreviation: JSA
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A total of 2296 residents of Airdrie & Shotts claimed jobseekers' allowance in November - up 45 on 2017's statistics, but a 37 per cent drop on figures released in 2012.
Official statistics for the number of people claiming Jobseekers' Allowance show parts of North umberland have a relatively high number.
The Jobseekers' Allowance figures are not the same as unemployment statistics, as not everyone who is unemployed will be eligible, but areas with a high proportion of claimants are likely to have higher unemployment.
A FORMER Celtic starlet now living on jobseekers' allowance has been given 32 weeks to pay a PS160 fine for possessing 0.1 grams of cocaine.
The number of people claiming Jobseekers' Allowance in the city has fallen by 313 in one month - taking the figure from 9,137 in July to 8,824 in August.
AS PART of his recently announced spending review, Conservative Chancellor George Osborne increased the period before people who have just lost their job are entitled to claim Jobseekers' Allowance, from three days to a week.
A TOP artist stole [euro]43,000 in jobseekers' allowance here while she lived in England, a court heard yesterday.
Cait Reilly had to leave a voluntary museum role to work at the store chain's Kings Heath branch if she wanted to keep her Jobseekers' Allowance.
The September measure is the rate at which ministers increase the state pension and Jobseekers' Allowance from the following April.
There are 68,962 people claiming Jobseekers' Allowance, but JobCentres in the country only advertised 17,133 vacancies last month, suggesting those looking for work vastly outnumber the number of jobs.
Until the Jobseekers' Allowance was introduced in 1996 the workers, including classroom assistants, cleaners and university support staff, could sign on the dole and receive benefit.
This also applies to the jobseekers' allowance and child benefit.