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English definition of “underemployment”

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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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