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unemployed

adjective
 
 
/ˌʌnɪmˈplɔɪd/
B1 not having a job: I've been unemployed for six months. The government is helping to create jobs for the unemployed.UnemploymentEmployment status and types of work
Translations of “unemployed”
in Korean 무직의…
in Arabic عاطِل…
in French au chômage…
in Turkish işsiz, boşta gezen, boşta…
in Italian disoccupato…
in Chinese (Traditional) 失業的, 待業的…
in Russian безработный…
in Polish bezrobotny…
in Spanish desempleado, parado, en paro…
in Portuguese desempregado…
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…
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