Unemployment Compensation: Definition, Benefits & Purpose


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Unemployment compensation was established as a part of the:

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1. Unemployment compensation is reserved for workers who lost their jobs:

2. Unemployment compensation is usually:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See what you know about unemployment benefits with this interactive quiz and worksheet combo. To pass the quiz you'll want to know what unemployment compensation is a part of, who benefits and where the money comes from.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • What unemployment compensation is
  • Eligibility requirements
  • The only time when workers can quit their jobs and receive unemployment compensation
  • Where the funds for unemployment compensation come from
  • What act unemployment compensation is a component of

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you understand who is eligible to receive benefits
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding when workers who quit their jobs are eligible for benefits
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about unemployment compensation

Additional Learning

To learn more about unemployment benefits, review the accompanying lesson called, Unemployment Compensation: Definition, Benefits & Purpose. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explain why unemployment benefits were established
  • Understand why everyone is not eligible for benefits
  • Define good cause
  • Understand the purpose of state employment services
  • Identify how unemployment benefits are funded