Simple Definition of unemployment
: the state of not having a job
: the total number of people who do not have jobs in a particular place or area
: money paid by the government to someone who does not have a job
Examples of unemployment in a sentence
My unemployment lasted about six months.
Unemployment has been increasing for months.
The current unemployment rate is six percent.
First Known Use of unemployment
UNEMPLOYMENT Defined for Kids
Definition of unemployment for Students
1 : the state of being out of work
2 : the number of people who do not have jobs
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