Meaning of “unemployment” - Learner’s Dictionary

unemployment

noun [ U ] us uk /ˌʌnɪmˈplɔɪmənt/
NUMBER

B1 the number of people who are unemployed:

a rise/fall in unemployment
The unemployment rate has increased to 20 percent.

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NO JOB

the state of not having a job

(Definition of “unemployment” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)