Meaning of “underemployment” in the English Dictionary

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"underemployment" in Business English

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underemploymentnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌʌndərɪmˈplɔɪmənt/ us

a situation in which someone or something is not used as much as they should be:

Underemployment of skills is one of the biggest concerns among recent graduates.

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

Unemployment and underemployment are close to 50% in Nicaragua.

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