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English definition of “unemployment”

unemployment

noun [U]  /ˌʌn·ɪmˈplɔɪ·mənt/ us  
social studies the situation of not having a job that provides money, or the number of people in this situation at any time: high/low unemployment The unemployment rate was 4 percent in October.
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