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headline unemployment

noun [U]
 
 
ECONOMICS
the rate of unemployment that is based on the number of people who officially say they do not have a job and are looking for work: The headline unemployment rate stayed unchanged, but only because many discouraged applicants simply gave up looking for work.
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