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English definition of “unemployment”

unemployment

noun [U] uk   /ˌʌn.ɪmˈplɔɪ.mənt/ us  
B1 the number of people who do not have a job that provides money: Unemployment has fallen/risen again for the third consecutive month.UnemploymentEmployment status and types of work the state of being unemployedUnemploymentEmployment status and types of work (also unemployment compensation, also unemployment insurance) US for jobseeker's allowanceSocial security and state benefitsGrants and allowances
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