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"jobless" in British English

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joblessadjective

uk   /ˈdʒɒb.ləs/  us   /ˈdʒɑːb-/

joblessnoun [plural]

uk   /ˈdʒɒb.ləs/  us   /ˈdʒɑːb.ləs/
the jobless unemployedpeople: The ​council has been ​runningtrainingschemes for the jobless. The jobless total (= the ​number of ​peopleunemployed)reached four million this ​week.
(Definition of jobless from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"jobless" in American English

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joblessadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈdʒɑb·ləs/
without a ​job: He’s been jobless for more than six ​months.
(Definition of jobless from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"jobless" in Business English

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joblessadjective

uk   us   /ˈdʒɒbləs/ ECONOMICS
if someone is jobless, they do not have a ​job: Welfarereforms are exploring new ​initiatives for those who have been jobless for a ​year or more.the jobless count/rate/total The jobless ​rate always ​rises in the summer months as new ​graduatesenter the ​workforce.
joblessness
noun [U]
An ​increase in joblessness could see ​creditcarddebtrise out of ​control.

joblessnoun [plural]

uk   us   /ˈdʒɒbləs/ ECONOMICS
the jobless people who are ​unemployed: There are various ​initiatives to ​help the ​long-term jobless back into ​work.
(Definition of jobless from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “jobless”
in Chinese (Simplified) 失业的…
in Turkish işsiz…
in Russian безработный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 失業的…
in Polish bezrobotny…
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