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English definition of “jobless”

jobless

adjective
 
 
/ˈdʒɒbləs/ ECONOMICS
if someone is jobless, they do not have a job: Welfare reforms are exploring new initiatives for those who have been jobless for a year or more.the jobless count/rate/total The jobless rate always rises in the summer months as new graduates enter the workforce.
joblessness noun [U]
(Definition of jobless adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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