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

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Recent Examples on the Web The question at hand was whether nonagricultural industries should guarantee their employees an annual wage., "Thomas Freeman, renowned debate coach, 100," 21 June 2020 His article included a number of other economic elements that would contribute to a recession, such as a decline in industrial production over a six-month period and a 1.5% decline in nonagricultural employment. Doug Stanglin, USA TODAY, "Fact check: Do Republican presidents oversee recessions and Dems oversee recoveries?," 28 May 2020 Tom Cotton of Arkansas, Josh Hawley of Missouri, Ted Cruz of Texas, and Chuck Grassley of Iowa, requested Trump halt H-2B visas, which allow nonagricultural seasonal workers to come to the United States. Mica Soellner, Washington Examiner, "Republicans urge Trump not to restrict immigrant work visas during pandemic," 27 May 2020 Demand for the types of nonagricultural temporary work allowed under the H-2B program had increased dramatically, prompting the Department of Homeland Security to begin awarding the visas through a lottery. Scott Dance, Washington Post, "Maryland’s crab industry faces a worker shortage for second time in 3 years," 3 Mar. 2020 Over the year, nonagricultural employment in Connecticut grew by 6,600 jobs, or 0.4 percent. Stephen Singer,, "State: Employers in Connecticut cut 1,500 jobs in May as employment growth seen as ‘rather flat’," 20 June 2019 Over the year, nonagricultural employment in Connecticut increased by 11,500 jobs, up 0.7 percent. Stephen Singer,, "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,, "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

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First Known Use of nonagricultural

1835, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonagricultural.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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