nonagricultural

adjective
non·ag·ri·cul·tur·al | \ ˌnän-ˌa-gri-ˈkəl-ch(ə-)rəl \

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

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Over the year, nonagricultural employment in Connecticut increased by 11,500 jobs, up 0.7 percent. Stephen Singer, courant.com, "State: Retail, Financial Services Helped Boost Connecticut Job Growth In May," 14 June 2018 The visas, for temporary nonagricultural workers, are in addition to the 66,000 visas already issued this year, half of which are designated for the summer season. Katie Johnston, BostonGlobe.com, "Homeland Security releases 15,000 additional H-2B visas," 25 May 2018 Congress set a cap of 66,000 H-2B visas for temporary nonagricultural workers every 12 months, with 33,000 slots reserved for each six-month period starting April 1 and Oct. 1. Ruth Simon, WSJ, "Summer Is Here. Where Are All the Workers?," 24 May 2018 The visas are for seasonal workers in nonagricultural jobs. Scott Dance, Washington Post, "Crab crisis: Md. seafood industry loses 40 percent of workforce in visa lottery," 3 May 2018 Those two countries introduced a special Chernobyl tax in the early 1990s, amounting in Belarus to 18 percent of all wages paid in the nonagricultural sector. Serhii Plokhy, Time, "The True Cost of the Chernobyl Disaster Has Been Greater Than It Seems," 26 Apr. 2018 Over the year, nonagricultural employment in the state grew by 8,100 jobs, or a half-percent. Stephen Singer, courant.com, "Momentum Seen In Connecticut Jobs Growth In February," 22 Mar. 2018 By law, the number of H-2B visas, which are available for temporary, nonagricultural jobs, is capped at 66,000, divided between the summer and winter seasons. Michael C. Bender, WSJ, "U.S. to Offer More Visas to Temporary Seasonal Workers," 17 July 2017 The visas, which are for temporary, nonagricultural jobs, are... Laura Meckler, WSJ, "Homeland Security Department to Issue More Visas for Summer Workers," 21 June 2017

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1835, in the meaning defined above

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