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Translation of "unemployment" - English-Spanish dictionary

unemployment

noun [no plural]   /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.
(Definition of unemployment from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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