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jobless

adjective uk   /ˈdʒɒb.ləs/ us    /ˈdʒɑːb-/
unemployed: He's been jobless for the past six months.
joblessness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  

jobless

noun [plural] uk   /ˈdʒɒb.ləs/ us    /ˈdʒɑːb.ləs/ mainly UK
the jobless unemployed people: The council has been running training schemes for the jobless. The jobless total (= the number of people unemployed) reached four million this week.
(Definition of jobless from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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