Definitions for unemploymentˌʌn ɛmˈplɔɪ mənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•em•ploy•mentˌʌn ɛmˈplɔɪ mənt(n.)

  1. the state of being unemployed.

  2. the number of unemployed persons, usu. expressed as a percentage:

    Unemployment went up two-tenths of a percent in April.

    Category: Economics

  3. Informal.

    Category: Economics, Informal

    Ref: unemployment benefit.

Origin of unemployment:

1885–90

Princeton's WordNet

  1. unemployment(noun)

    the state of being unemployed or not having a job

    "unemployment is a serious social evil"; "the rate of unemployment is an indicator of the health of an economy"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. unemployment(noun)ˌʌn ɛmˈplɔɪ mənt

    when people in a particular area are unemployed

    Unemployment is rising.; a high rate of unemployment

Wiktionary

  1. unemployment(Noun)

    The state of having no job; joblessness.

    Unemployment made Jack depressed.

  2. unemployment(Noun)

    The phenomenon of joblessness in an economy.

    Unemployment has been considered a cause of crime.

  3. unemployment(Noun)

    The level of joblessness in an economy, often measured as a percentage of the workforce.

    Unemployment was reported at 5.2% in May, up from 4.9% in April.

  4. unemployment(Noun)

    A type of joblessness due to a particular economic mechanism.

    All unemployments, seasonal, frictional, cyclical, classical, whatever, mean that you're out of work.

  5. unemployment(Noun)

    An instance or period of joblessness.

    Until them his life had consisted of low-paying jobs, numberous unemployments, and drug use.

Freebase

  1. Unemployment

    Unemployment occurs when people are without work and actively seeking work. The unemployment rate is a measure of the prevalence of unemployment and it is calculated as a percentage by dividing the number of unemployed individuals by all individuals currently in the labor force. During periods of recession, an economy usually experiences a relatively high unemployment rate. According to International Labour Organization report, more than 197 million people globally are out of work or 6% of the world's workforce were without a job in 2012. There remains considerable theoretical debate regarding the causes, consequences and solutions for unemployment. Classical economics, New classical economics, and the Austrian School of economics argue that market mechanisms are reliable means of resolving unemployment. These theories argue against interventions imposed on the labor market from the outside, such as unionization, bureaucratic work rules, minimum wage laws, taxes, and other regulations that they claim discourage the hiring of workers. Keynesian economics emphasizes the cyclical nature of unemployment and recommends government interventions in the economy that it claims will reduce unemployment during recessions. This theory focuses on recurrent shocks that suddenly reduce aggregate demand for goods and services and thus reduce demand for workers. Keynesian models recommend government interventions designed to increase demand for workers; these can include financial stimuli, publicly funded job creation, and expansionist monetary policies.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Unemployment

    The state of not being engaged in a gainful occupation.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'unemployment' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1624

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'unemployment' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1916

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'unemployment' in Nouns Frequency: #730


Translations for unemployment

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

unemployment(noun)

the state of being unemployed

If the factory is closed, many men will face unemployment.

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