What does unemployment mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unemploymentnoun

    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. unemploymentnoun

    The state of having no job; joblessness.

    Unemployment made Jack depressed.

  2. unemploymentnoun

    The phenomenon of joblessness in an economy.

    Unemployment has been considered a cause of crime.

  3. unemploymentnoun

    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. unemploymentnoun

    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. unemploymentnoun

    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.

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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

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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. Researcher Ciara Aucoin:

    That combination of poverty, youth bulge, and unemployment leads to this powderkeg...in terms of drugs and violence.

  2. Leah Barton:

    No, it's not enough money to meet all the need, there's a portion of people for whom short-term assistance was what they needed to bridge the gap while they came out of unemployment or were working reduced hours. But there is also a group of folks structurally upside down. Affordable housing crisis is real.

  3. Mario Draghi:

    It does not eliminate the debt overhang that affects parts of the Union. It does not eliminate the high level of structural unemployment that haunts too many countries. And it does not eliminate the need for perfecting the institutional set-up of our monetary union.

  4. Nela Richardson:

    You might need the ammunition further down the road if unemployment increases or deflation starts.

  5. Doc Hendley:

    It was devastating for the service industry community... People were scrounging, trying to file for unemployment, trying to figure out how are they going to make their rent payment.

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