What does underemployed mean?

Definitions for underemployed
ˌʌn dər ɛmˈplɔɪdun·der·em·ployed

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. underemployedadjective

    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"


  1. underemployedadjective

    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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of underemployed in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of underemployed in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of underemployed in a Sentence

  1. Scott Stewart:

    You see these disenfranchised people, and it’s a very good recruitment pool, (Jihadists) are looking for angry, underemployed guys. It’s a good target audience for them.

  2. Tsehynesh Tara:

    In Ethiopia we have more than 500 underemployed female weavers in each village. We have a responsibility to give them a job -- and then show their work to the world. i'm very happy to make a sustainable income to support my family and also to work for a well-known fashion brand in Ethiopia.

  3. Amy Peltier:

    They're employed, but they're drastically underemployed making these low wages, and they're never going to make enough to get over the hump.

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