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  1. underemploymentnoun

    The condition of being underemployed.


  1. Underemployment

    Underemployment refers to an employment situation that is insufficient in some important way for the worker, relative to a standard. Examples include holding a part-time job despite desiring full-time work, and overqualification, where the employee has education, experience, or skills beyond the requirements of the job. Underemployment has been studied in recent decades from a variety of perspectives, including economics, management, psychology, and sociology. In economics, for example, the term underemployment has three different distinct meanings and applications. All meanings involve a situation in which a person is working, unlike unemployment, where a person who is searching for work cannot find a job. All meanings involve under-utilization of labor which is missed by most official definitions and measurements of unemployment. Underemployment can refer to: ⁕"Overqualification" or "overeducation", or the employment of workers with high education, skill levels, or experience in jobs that do not require such abilities. For example, a trained medical doctor who works as a taxi driver would experience this type of underemployment. ⁕"Involuntary part-time" work, where workers who could be working for a full work-week can only find part-time work. By extension, the term is also used in regional planning to describe regions where economic activity rates are unusually low, due to a lack of job opportunities, training opportunities, or due to a lack of services such as childcare and public transportation.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of underemployment in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of underemployment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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  1. Philip Marey:

    We know the employment growth has been decent for a couple of months now, so if we get close to the consensus, that just confirms what we already know, so the Fed will want to see 'underemployment' rate fall further and they want the hourly earnings growth to rebound to 3-4 percent. That is what is becoming increasingly important.

  2. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell:

    Instead of saying we are going to go back to burning coal, we need to be constructive about how to address the real issue of unemployment and underemployment.

  3. Martha Lauzen:

    This is clearly an industry-wide problem that requires and industry-wide solution, as an industry, film has not taken on this issue of women's chronic underemployment.

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