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"unemployed" in American English

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unemployedadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˌʌn·ɪmˈplɔɪd/
not having a ​job that ​providesmoney: an unemployed ​actor
unemployed
plural noun  us   /ˌʌn·ɪmˈplɔɪd/
At that ​time, the unemployed ​numbered over two million ​people.
(Definition of unemployed from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"unemployed" in British English

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unemployedadjective

uk   us   /ˌʌn.ɪmˈplɔɪd/
B1 not having a ​job that ​providesmoney: He's been unemployed for over a ​year.

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unemployednoun [plural]

uk   us   /ˌʌn.ɪmˈplɔɪd/
C1 people who do not have a ​job that ​providesmoney: There are now over four million unemployed in this ​country. Our ​departmentprovidesservices for the unemployed.
(Definition of unemployed from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"unemployed" in Business English

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unemployedadjective

uk   us   /ˌʌnɪmˈplɔɪd/ ECONOMICS, HR
someone who is unemployed does not have a ​job: Only 2.3% of the ​surveysample were unemployed and ​seekingwork. Unemployment ​figuresinclude only those who are ​officially registered as unemployed. The ​portion of the ​jobless who had been unemployed for more than six months was 21.6% in June, not much ​changed from June last ​year.unemployed people/workers We should be focussing more ​efforts on labour-market ​issues such as getting unemployed ​people back to ​work.
(Definition of unemployed from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “unemployed”
in Korean 무직의…
in Arabic عاطِل…
in Malaysian menganggur…
in French au chômage…
in Russian безработный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 失業的, 待業的…
in Italian disoccupato…
in Turkish işsiz, boşta gezen, boşta…
in Polish bezrobotny…
in Spanish desempleado, parado, en paro…
in Vietnamese không được sử dụng…
in Portuguese desempregado…
in Thai ซึ่งว่างงาน…
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…
in Indonesian menganggur…
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