nonagricultural

adjective
non·​ag·​ri·​cul·​tur·​al | \ ˌnän-ˌa-gri-ˈkəl-ch(ə-)rəl How to pronounce nonagricultural (audio) \

Definition of nonagricultural

: not agricultural: such as
a : not of, relating to, or used in farming and agriculture nonagricultural products/land
b : not engaged in or concerned with farming or agriculture nonagricultural workers

Examples of nonagricultural in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Programs such as the J-1 visa for students and the H-2B visa for nonagricultural laborers, which were affected by the ban, brought workers from other countries to fill jobs in the U.S. temporarily. Fortune, 28 Apr. 2021 Only up to about 50,000 hectares of nonagricultural suitable land are still unused in France, said Jean-Edouard de Salins, director of global development at the company. Washington Post, 26 Apr. 2021 Statewide, nonagricultural employment stood at 8,512,100, which represented a modest increase of 19,600 jobs since January, but down by 560,000 jobs compared with a year ago when the COVID-19 pandemic shattered the economy. David Lyons, sun-sentinel.com, 26 Mar. 2021 Statewide, nonagricultural employment totaled 8,532,500 in September for a month-over-month increase of 47,300 jobs. David Lyons, sun-sentinel.com, 16 Oct. 2020 The state’s total nonagricultural employment was 8,525,100 in August, an increase of 57,900 jobs over July. David Lyons, sun-sentinel.com, 8 Oct. 2020 The state Department of Economic Opportunity said Florida’s nonagricultural employment was 8,525,100 last month, an increase of 57,900 jobs over July, when the jobless rate was 11.3%. David Lyons, sun-sentinel.com, 18 Sep. 2020 Over the year nonagricultural employment in the state fell by 146,300, an 8.7% drop. Stephen Singer, courant.com, 20 Aug. 2020 The question at hand was whether nonagricultural industries should guarantee their employees an annual wage. BostonGlobe.com, 21 June 2020

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First Known Use of nonagricultural

1835, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonagricultural.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonagricultural. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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