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"unemployed" in British English

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unemployedadjective

uk   /ˌʌn.ɪmˈplɔɪd/ us   /ˌʌn.ɪmˈplɔɪd/
B1 not having a job that provides money: He's been unemployed for over a year.

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unemployednoun [plural]

uk   /ˌʌn.ɪmˈplɔɪd/ us   /ˌʌn.ɪmˈplɔɪd/
C1 people who do not have a job that provides money: There are now over four million unemployed in this country. Our department provides services for the unemployed.
(Definition of unemployed from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"unemployed" in American English

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unemployedadjective [not gradable]

us   /ˌʌn·ɪmˈplɔɪd/
not having a job that provides money: an unemployed actor
unemployed
plural noun us   /ˌʌn·ɪmˈplɔɪd/
At that time, the unemployed numbered over two million people.
(Definition of unemployed from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"unemployed" in Business English

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unemployedadjective

uk   /ˌʌnɪmˈplɔɪd/ us   ECONOMICS, HR
someone who is unemployed does not have a job: Only 2.3% of the survey sample were unemployed and seeking work. Unemployment figures include only those who are officially registered as unemployed. The portion of the jobless who had been unemployed for more than six months was 21.6% in June, not much changed from June last year.unemployed people/workers We should be focussing more efforts on labour-market issues such as getting unemployed people back to work.

the unemployednoun [plural]

uk   us   ECONOMICS, HR
people who do not have jobs, considered as a group: Government programs for the unemployed will place new emphasis on training, education, and relocation assistance. According to Labor Department statistics, nearly a half million people joined the ranks of the unemployed in November.
(Definition of unemployed from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “unemployed”
in Korean 무직의…
in Arabic عاطِل…
in Malaysian menganggur…
in French au chômage…
in Russian безработный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 失業的, 待業的…
in Italian disoccupato…
in Turkish işsiz, boşta gezen, boşta…
in Polish bezrobotny…
in Spanish desempleado, parado, en paro…
in Vietnamese không được sử dụng…
in Portuguese desempregado…
in Thai ซึ่งว่างงาน…
in German arbeitslos…
in Catalan desocupat, a l’atur…
in Japanese 失業した, 仕事のない…
in Chinese (Simplified) 失业的, 待业的…
in Indonesian menganggur…
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