English definition of “unemployment”
/ˌʌn·ɪmˈplɔɪ·mənt/ noun [no plural]
B1 the number of people who are unemployed: high/low unemployment a rise in unemployment
› the fact of being unemployed: A long period of unemployment can lead to financial trouble.
› money that the government pays to unemployed people who are looking for jobs: He’s on unemployment benefit. He’s collecting unemployment.