Definition of jobless
1 : having no job
2 : of or relating to those having no job jobless benefits
Examples of jobless in a Sentence
having been jobless for six months, he was starting to get seriously discouraged
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The Labor Department said Friday (June 2) that the jobless rate fell to 4.3 percent the lowest level since 2001, from 4.4 percent.
Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.
The jobless rate was at 4.8 percent as recently as January.
The decline in that measure is an encouraging sign that jobless people who had given up hope of working are now being hired.
This volatility helps unravel a persistent puzzle: why a below-average jobless rate — 4.4 percent in April — is still producing an above-average level of economic anxiety.
The visit puts a focus on the plight of workers whose lives have been made precarious by years of economic crisis, including in Italy where a high jobless rate, especially among young adults, drives many to leave the country.
The visit put a focus on the plight of those whose lives have been made precarious by years of economic crisis, including in Italy where a high jobless rate, especially among young adults, has driven many to leave the country.
The Labor Department reported that the jobless rate remained unchanged in September at 4.9 percent.
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