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?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Andy Challenger:

    Traditional retailers have been reticent to commit to hiring targets for the holiday season, which reflects the uncertain business environment they face with sky-high unemployment, dwindling government stimulus, and changing consumer spending patterns.

  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. Rafael Cortez:

    There is a vicious cycle in which political paralysis feeds the economic downturn that reinforces the political crisis, they are running against time, as unemployment data show. The sooner the impeachment vote happens, the higher the chances for the government are.

  4. Selahattin Demirtas:

    Why do the people not rebel against them even for all this oppression? How do they manage this? They do it by the Presidency of Religious Affairs (PRA). The do the silencing by PRA. So I call that the religion has become a hostage of these (AKP). They are using the religion as a stick, they hit everybody who raises his head with this stick. Anybody who rebels against poverty, unemployment they hit with religion. Don't misunderstand me, this stick is not the religion sent from Allah, this is the religion of the state and government. It bears no resemblance to Islam. This is why I say when the PRA is abolished religion will be free.

  5. Chris Wightman:

    The key from the payrolls today is not only the print but also whether there is also a revision to last month's weak number, and everyone is going to look whether we see below 5 percent (for overall unemployment rate).

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