Definitions for unemploymentˌʌn ɛmˈplɔɪ mənt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
un•em•ploy•mentˌʌn ɛmˈplɔɪ mənt(n.)
the state of being unemployed.
the number of unemployed persons, usu. expressed as a percentage:
Unemployment went up two-tenths of a percent in April.
Category: Economics, Informal
Ref: unemployment benefit.
Origin of unemployment:
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
unemployment(noun)ˌʌn ɛmˈplɔɪ mənt
when people in a particular area are unemployed
Unemployment is rising.; a high rate of unemployment
The state of having no job; joblessness.
Unemployment made Jack depressed.
The phenomenon of joblessness in an economy.
Unemployment has been considered a cause of crime.
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.
A type of joblessness due to a particular economic mechanism.
All unemployments, seasonal, frictional, cyclical, classical, whatever, mean that you're out of work.
An instance or period of joblessness.
Until them his life had consisted of low-paying jobs, numberous unemployments, and drug use.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The state of not being engaged in a gainful occupation.
Translations for unemployment
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the state of being unemployed
If the factory is closed, many men will face unemployment.
- desempregoPortuguese (BR)
- die ArbeitslosigkeitGerman
- desempleo, paroSpanish
- बेरोजगारी, बेकारीHindi
- 실직 상태Korean
- 失業Chinese (Trad.)
- بے روزگاريUrdu
- tình trạng thất nghiệpVietnamese
- 失业Chinese (Simp.)
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