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underemploymentnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˌʌndərɪmˈplɔɪmənt/
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 ​workingparttime, or of having a ​job that does not use all your ​skills: Unemployment and underemployment are ​close to 50% in Nicaragua.
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