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
On March 30, Trump signed a law that requires the unemployed to undergo a drug test before receiving compensation benefits from the government.
Carr, who is unemployed, suspects it's been difficult to find steady work due to the visible impacts of her bleaching.
As in Iran, the bite of sanctions has been felt primarily by the poor and unemployed, while the oligarchy has managed to keep itself in furs.
Less stress among the unemployed leads to less stress among everyone else, too.
Most of Tuesday’s candidates were either unemployed or underemployed, Johnson said.
Some 14 million Brazilians are unemployed, or 13.7 percent of the workforce, up from 10.9 percent at the same period last year.
O'Connell as Hannibal, an unemployed statistician who's lost his job to a calculator, juggles kindness and sarcasm on a dime; his awful violin noises never fail to tickle.
For Francisca Anaya, a 52-year-old unemployed project manager from Ecatepec, getting a handle on crime is the top priority.
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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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