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English definition of “unemployment”

unemployment

noun [U]
 
 
/ˌʌnɪmˈplɔɪmənt/
NUMBER B1 the number of people who are unemployed: a rise/fall in unemployment The unemployment rate has increased to 20 percent.Unemployment
NO JOB the state of not having a jobUnemploymentEmployment status and types of work
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