jobless

adjective
job·less | \ ˈjäb-ləs \

Definition of jobless 

1 : having no job

2 : of or relating to those having no job jobless benefits

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Other words from jobless

joblessness noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for jobless

Synonyms

unemployed

Antonyms

employed, working

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Examples of jobless in a Sentence

having been jobless for six months, he was starting to get seriously discouraged

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Now, the jobless rate is again fluttering below 4 percent. Patricia Cohen, New York Times, "Paychecks Lag as Profits Soar, and Prices Erode Wage Gains," 13 July 2018 The low jobless rate has yet to force employers to offer higher wages in order to fill job openings. Josh Boak, Fox News, "US added 213,000 jobs in June; unemployment rose to 4 pct.," 7 July 2018 Now, the jobless rate is again fluttering below 4 percent. Patricia Cohen, New York Times, "Paychecks Lag as Profits Soar, and Prices Erode Wage Gains," 13 July 2018 The low jobless rate has yet to force employers to offer higher wages in order to fill job openings. Josh Boak, Fox News, "US added 213,000 jobs in June; unemployment rose to 4 pct.," 7 July 2018 Now, the jobless rate is again fluttering below 4 percent. Patricia Cohen, BostonGlobe.com, "Paychecks lag as profits soar, and prices erode wage gains," 14 July 2018 The low jobless rate has yet to force employers to offer higher wages in order to fill job openings. Josh Boak, Fox News, "US added 213,000 jobs in June; unemployment rose to 4 pct.," 7 July 2018 The low jobless rate has yet to force employers to offer higher wages in order to fill job openings. Josh Boak, chicagotribune.com, "U.S. added 213,000 jobs in June; unemployment rose to 4 percent," 6 July 2018 Cole witnessed episodes of class violence, when textiles workers, left jobless by mechanization, attacked factories and were, in turn, brutally punished by a new commercial elite. Holland Cotter, New York Times, "Thomas Cole, American Moralist," 15 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of jobless

1862, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of jobless was in 1862

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