Meaning of “headline unemployment” in the English Dictionary

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"headline unemployment" in Business English

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headline unemploymentnoun [ U ]


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.

(Definition of “headline unemployment” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)