What does unemployed mean?

Definitions for unemployedˌʌn ɛmˈplɔɪd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word unemployed.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. unemployed people, unemployed(adj)

    people who are involuntarily out of work (considered as a group)

    "the long-term unemployed need assistance"

  2. unemployed(adj)

    not engaged in a gainful occupation

    "unemployed workers marched on the capital"

Wiktionary

  1. unemployed(Noun)

    Unemployed people.

    The unemployed are a growing portion of the population.

  2. unemployed(Adjective)

    Having no profession (despite being able and willing to work).

  3. unemployed(Adjective)

    Having no use, not doing work

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unemployed(adj)

    not employed in manual or other labor; having no regular work

  2. Unemployed(adj)

    not invested or used; as, unemployed capital

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unemployed

    un-em-ploid′, adj. out of work: not put to use or profit.—n. Unemploy′ment.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'unemployed' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3690

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'unemployed' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2247

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'unemployed' in Adjectives Frequency: #472

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unemployed in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unemployed in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. John Christian Bovee:

    Mind unemployed is mind unenjoyed.

  2. Sylvia Fine Kaye:

    An unemployed court jester is nobody's fool.

  3. Jesse Jackson:

    When we're unemployed, we're called lazy; when the whites are unemployed it's called a depression.

  4. Dominique Bouhours:

    The possibilities for mobilizing the experience, imaginations, and intelligence of workers, both employed and unemployed, are limitless.

  5. Dan Goldenberg:

    While it's good to see a slight improvement in overall veteran unemployment rates, young, post-9/11 veterans are still unemployed at a rate almost 50 percent greater than their peers.

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