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
At 17.7 percent, Spain’s unemployment rate is the second-highest in the euro area after Greece’s.
Meanwhile South Africa dipped into a recession last quarter, and official unemployment has reached a 14-year high at 27.7%.
Indeed, the unemployment rate in Germany stands at 3.9 percent, which economists consider close to full employment.
As good as the unemployment rate may look, the under-employment rate is also a challenge.
In the San Francisco Bay Area, unemployment rates hover around 3 percent.
But the study isn’t optimistic that even a change in the healthcare system such as that could improve health in Haiti where more than half of the population lives on less than $1.90 a day and the unemployment rate is more than 30 percent.
The unemployment rates in California and six other states fell to record lows last month.
The Texas unemployment rate slipped to 4.8 percent in May as job growth continued to rebound, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday.
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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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