non·​em·​ploy·​ment ˌnän-im-ˈplȯi-mənt How to pronounce nonemployment (audio)
: 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 The initial Russian campaign represents completely irrational force employment and, in many cases, frankly, nonemployment. Isaac Chotiner, The New Yorker, 11 Mar. 2022 The nonemployment crisis of the 2010s and the opioid crisis of the 2010s weren’t completely separate. New York Times, 4 Dec. 2020 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, 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, 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, 15 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1628, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nonemployment was in 1628

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“Nonemployment.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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