Meaning of “underemployed” in the English Dictionary


"underemployed" in Business English

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uk /ˌʌndərɪmˈplɔɪd/ us /-dɚ-/

not having enough work to do, working only part time, or working in a job that does not use all your skills:

Many immigrant families with health-care backgrounds are underemployed.
There are many underemployed workers willing to change jobs to get ahead.

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