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structural unemployment

noun [U]
 
 
ECONOMICS
a situation where there are people without work because they live in areas where jobs do not exist, or because they do not have the necessary skills for jobs that exist: The recession could have created structural unemployment in the US. →  See also frictional unemployment , seasonal unemployment
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