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English definition of “unemployed”

unemployed

adjective     /ˌʌnɪmˈplɔɪd/ ECONOMICS, HR
someone who is unemployed does not have a job: Only 2.3% of the survey sample were unemployed and seeking work. Unemployment figures include 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.
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