unemploymentnoun [ U ]uk /ˌʌn.ɪmˈplɔɪ.mənt/ us /ˌʌn.ɪmˈplɔɪ.mənt/
› US → unemployment benefit
- Over half his speech was devoted to the issue of unemployment.
- The problems of poverty, homelessness and unemployment are all interconnected.
- We are firmly committed to reducing unemployment.
- long-term unemployment
- These decisions have had to be taken against a background of high unemployment.
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