Definitions for underemployedˌʌn dər ɛmˈplɔɪd
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
un•der•em•ployedˌʌn dər ɛmˈplɔɪd(adj.)
employed at a job that does not fully use one's skills or abilities.
employed only part-time when one is available for full-time work.
Category: Common Vocabulary
not utilized fully, as machinery or facilities.
Origin of underemployed:
employed only part-time when one needs full-time employment or not making full use of your skills
"migrants are likely to be poor and underemployed"; "able people are kept underemployed"
Employed in a job for which one is overqualified; or employed in a job that does not pay as much as one wants or expects.
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