What does unemployment mean?

Definitions for unemployment
ˌʌn ɛmˈplɔɪ məntun·em·ploy·ment

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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"

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

How to pronounce unemployment?

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How to say unemployment in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unemployment in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unemployment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of unemployment in a Sentence

  1. Chief Executive Officer Alexandre Abreu:

    We are very worried, if there's more unemployment, defaults will certainly grow.

  2. Alfonso Daniels of the ODI:

    Illegal fishing a is difficult issue to tackle, financially and politically, but if it is addressed, this will create jobs, boost revenues and incentivise young people to stay in the region, which will reduce mass migration and youth unemployment.

  3. John Boltons:

    We, on the other hand, trust our fellow Americans to choose their candidate... and let the American people choose, maybe theyre concerned that the American people like historically low unemployment, maybe the American people like that their 401( k) s have [ grown ].

  4. Planck Institute:

    The investigation deals with a taboo subject. It is rarely discussed that parents often experience a considerable loss of happiness after the birth of a first child, the new study shows that for mothers and fathers in Germany, the drop in life satisfaction during the year following the first birth is even larger than that caused by unemployment, divorce or the death of a partner.

  5. Michael Wan:

    It's going to be challenging this year given the falling oil price, unemployment will rise. A lot of it will come from the oil and gas side. You put that with lower commodity prices and weaker ringgit, all in all it points to weaker private consumption this year.

Images & Illustrations of unemployment

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