Examples of unemployment in a Sentence
My unemployment lasted about six months.
Unemployment has been increasing for months.
The current unemployment rate is six percent.
Recent Examples of unemployment from the Web
The work requirement is not in place in 13 Alabama counties - Greene, Hale, Perry, Dallas, Lowndes, Wilcox, Monroe, Conecuh, Clarke, Washington, Choctaw, Sumter, and Barbour - due to the high unemployment rate in those areas.
The fact that the wage-unemployment relationship is still chugging suggests that Group of 10 workers could be in for a raise, chief economist Jan Hatzius writes.
Loudoun’s economic development push has resulted in more than $3 billion in commercial investment from more than 80 companies, the addition or retention of 2,500 jobs, and an unemployment rate of just 3.2 percent, Randall said.
Consumers’ improving fortunes reflect falling unemployment and continued, if lackluster, economic growth.
Two agencies, Fitch and Standard & Poor’s, responded to Gordhan’s dismissal by lowering South Africa’s credit rating to below investment grade, raising concerns about an already struggling economy with high unemployment.
If true, that could help groups that historically high unemployment rates: blacks, Hispanics, and those without a college education.
Surely, the low unemployment rate is an important factor.
Only the Rockford metro area had a rise in its unemployment rate, to 6.9 percent from 6.3 percent, which officials there have attributed to temporary layoffs stemming from a revamp of a Fiat Chrysler plant and related adjustments in suppliers.
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First Known Use of unemployment
UNEMPLOYMENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of unemployment for English Language Learners
: the state of not having a job
: the total number of people who do not have jobs in a particular place or area
: money paid by the government to someone who does not have a job
UNEMPLOYMENT Defined for Kids
Definition of unemployment for Students
1 : the state of being out of work
2 : the number of people who do not have jobs
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