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unemployment

noun [U] uk   us   /ˌʌn.ɪmˈplɔɪ.mənt/
B1 the number of people who do not have a job that provides money: Unemployment has fallen/risen again for the third consecutive month. the state of being unemployed US →  unemployment benefit
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