unemployable

adjective
un·​em·​ploy·​able | \ ˌən-im-ˈplȯi-ə-bəl How to pronounce unemployable (audio) \

Definition of unemployable

: not acceptable for employment

Other Words from unemployable

unemployability \ ˌən-​im-​ˌplȯi-​ə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce unemployable (audio) \ noun
unemployable noun

Examples of unemployable in a Sentence

His drug addiction has made him unemployable.
Recent Examples on the Web Their concern is that this will increase income inequality and create a mass of virtually unemployable people. Ashley Stahl, Forbes, 3 May 2022 People come into the rooms heartbroken, bruised, unemployable, and in dire need of comfort (and, often, money). Virginia Heffernan, Wired, 19 Apr. 2022 The actual results, according to Metzl, were an increase in White deaths because of poor health care, suicide by gun and despair over being uneducated and unemployable. Washington Post, 25 Jan. 2022 Among the large swathes of college graduates, most are deemed unemployable (pdf). Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz, 23 Dec. 2021 Qualified lawyer and once aspiring academic and utterly unemployable. Michael Hofmann, The New York Review of Books, 22 July 2021 Qualified lawyer and once aspiring academic and utterly unemployable. Michael Hofmann, The New York Review of Books, 22 July 2021 Qualified lawyer and once aspiring academic and utterly unemployable. Michael Hofmann, The New York Review of Books, 22 July 2021 The New York City school employees’ suit is unusual in its claim that the city’s vaccine mandate effectively makes the teachers unemployable, as the biggest school district in the U.S. faces off against claims of individual liberty. Bob Van Voris, Bloomberg.com, 14 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of unemployable

1887, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unemployable was in 1887

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6 May 2022

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“Unemployable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unemployable. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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