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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    Karen
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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. Wei Yao and Michelle Lam:

    China's unemployment could be seriously understated, it's unusual they are willing to report that bad data. Given the government often massages the figures, the real situation must be worse.

  2. Kip Clarke:

    It is a micro issue, people can get caught up in academic studies of aggregate unemployment. But you need to dig into the trenches.

  3. James Dennison:

    People are still concerned with day to day issues, such as the economy and unemployment, issues that overshadow migration.

  4. Andrew Pyle:

    Given the size of the jobs increase and the decline in the unemployment rate, it definitely cements the view that the Fed is going to embark on its tightening course, a cause for a market pullback would be economic numbers that are so strong that it might actually advance the timetable for the Fed, and that's where we are right now.

  5. Michelle Kyriakides:

    HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT COULD LAST A YEAR : SURVEY According to the latest employment data, the economy lost 701,000 jobs last month, causing the unemployment rate to rise from 3.5 percent in February to 4.4 percent by the end of March. Career counselors compare the dynamic to the 2008 recession but say there is hope for todays graduates to succeed in the job market, even if it takes time for the economy to rebound. I was a bit nervous, but when were talking to our employer partners, they are still preparing for this to pick back up after COVID ends, which is optimistic for me and something were trying to share, industries that often hire in bulk are still hiring in bulk, so the accounting students are doing OK. Were seeing a big pick-up in the amount of opportunities in health care and in technology, of course, because everyone has been virtual. A look at Hofstra University's Sports and Exhibition complex on campus. ( Elina Shirazi).

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