nonemployment

noun
non·​em·​ploy·​ment | \ ˌnän-im-ˈplȯi-mənt How to pronounce nonemployment (audio) \

Definition of nonemployment

: a state of not being employed : unemployment two months of nonemployment … provides no information about its contributors other than an indication of their place of employment or, for some authors, their city of nonemployment.— Joel Conarroe

Examples of nonemployment in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Suicide, divorce and opioid abuse are all associated with nonemployment, and many facts suggest that the misery of joblessness is far worse than that of a low-paying job. Edward Glaeser, WSJ, "‘Give People Money’ and ‘The War on Normal People’ Review: The Cure for Poverty?," 9 July 2018 Other reasons for prime-age nonemployment, such as school enrollment, have declined even more slowly than disability. Ernie Tedeschi, New York Times, "Will Employment Keep Growing? Disabled Workers Offer a Clue," 15 Mar. 2018 Some have pointed to the benefits in disability programs, particularly the rise in benefit awards for musculoskeletal conditions, though others argue the effect of these programs on nonemployment has been small. Ernie Tedeschi, New York Times, "Will Employment Keep Growing? Disabled Workers Offer a Clue," 15 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of nonemployment

1628, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonemployment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonemployment. Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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