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English definition of “underemployment”


noun [C]     /ˌʌndərɪmˈplɔɪmənt/
a situation in which someone or something is not used as much as they should be: Underemployment of skills is one of the biggest concerns among recent graduates .
the fact of not having enough work to do, only working part time , or of having a job that does not use all your skills : Unemployment and underemployment are close to 50% in Nicaragua.
(Definition of underemployment noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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