Translation of "unemployment" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun [ no plural ] uk /ˌʌn·ɪmˈplɔɪ·mənt/ us /ˌʌn·ɪmˈplɔɪ·mənt/

B1 the number of people who are unemployed

desempleo, paro
high/low unemployment
a rise in unemployment

the fact of being unemployed

desempleo, paro
A long period of unemployment can lead to financial trouble.

US UK unemployment benefit money that the government pays to unemployed people who are looking for jobs

prestación por desempleo
He’s on unemployment.
He’s collecting unemployment.

(Translation of “unemployment” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)