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"
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.
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.
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The state of not being engaged in a gainful occupation.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'unemployment' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1624
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'unemployment' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1916
Rank popularity for the word 'unemployment' in Nouns Frequency: #730
The numerical value of unemployment in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of unemployment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
More people out of work leads to higher unemployment.
Working in the theater has a lot in common with unemployment.
If you had to have a diploma or a GED to collect unemployment, you'd see a lot more kids staying in school.
By the time of liftoff, participants expect to see some further decline in the unemployment rate and additional improvement in labor market conditions.
The unemployment rate in Europe is a very high 11 percent, which is destabilizing the continent, european values are being eroded as a result of the fear that unemployment creates.
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Translations for unemployment
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- manca de treball, parada forçosa, aturCatalan, Valencian
- paro, desempleoSpanish
- cion-cosnaidhScottish Gaelic
- बेरोज़गारी, बेकारीHindi
- អកម្មភាព, និកម្មភាពKhmer
- 실업, 失業Korean
- بێ ئیشی, بێکاریKurdish
- arbeidsløyseNorwegian Nynorsk
- nezaposlenost, незапосленостSerbo-Croatian
- thất nghiệpVietnamese
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