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. Joan Alker:

    With an improving economy and a very low unemployment rate, the fact that our nation is going backwards on children's health coverage is very troubling, without serious efforts to get back on track, the decline in coverage is likely to continue in 2018 and may in fact get worse for America's children.

  2. Oscar Auliq-Ice:

    Poverty has many dimensions, but its causes include unemployment, social exclusion, and high vulnerability of certain populations to disasters, diseases and other phenomena which prevent them from being productive.

  3. Kirstin Downey:

    Frances Perkins was a moving force. Without Frances Perkins, Social Security doesn't exist, and without Frances Perkins, the nationwide unemployment insurance program doesn't exist.

  4. Charlie Ripley:

    We still have an unemployment rate at 3.7% and wages are increasing at a decent clip, beyond that we had favorable comments from Powell, which helped alleviate investor concern.

  5. Lawrence Yun:

    We have very low unemployment, and home builders have a hard time finding skilled construction workers.

Images & Illustrations of unemployment

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