Definition of unemployed
: not employed:a : not being usedb : not engaged in a gainful occupationc : not invested
Examples of unemployed in a Sentence
the plant closings left a significant portion of the town's population unemployed
Recent Examples of unemployed from the Web
For Francisca Anaya, a 52-year-old unemployed project manager from Ecatepec, getting a handle on crime is the top priority.
Still, the rate declined mainly for a less-than-encouraging reason: People stopped looking for work in May and so were no longer counted as unemployed.
Twenty percent of Cayce Homes residents are unemployed, and more than a third of Cayce Homes residents are stuck in low-wage jobs.
Once people stop looking for a job, they’re no longer counted as unemployed.
People over 55, who lost jobs, were unemployed for much longer than younger workers and took a 23 percent pay cut to go back to work, according to the Urban Institute.
Unemployment rates around the country continued to drop in April, and the Kansas City metropolitan area registered a sizable decline in the number of unemployed job hunters.
That plan is giving about $7,200 annually to 2,000 unemployed people but taking them off normal government assistance.
But in 2013, one of his most famous investigations — that of David Ranta, an unemployed drug addict convicted of murdering a Hasidic rabbi — suddenly unraveled under allegations that he had been framed.
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First Known Use of unemployed
UNEMPLOYED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of unemployed for English Language Learners
: having no job : not employed
UNEMPLOYED Defined for Kids
Definition of unemployed for Students
: having no job : not employed unemployed workers
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