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jobless

Syllabification: job·less
Pronunciation: /ˈjäbləs
 
/

Definition of jobless in English:

adjective

Unemployed.
Example sentences
  • Miami, Florida, with a 7.4 percent jobless rate, had the second highest in the nation.
  • The weekly jobless claims this week came in lower than expected.
  • According to the Labor Department, 8,594,000 workers are officially jobless.
Synonyms
unemployed, out-of-work, out of a job, between jobs, laid off, unwaged, on the dole;
British redundant

Derivatives

joblessness

1
noun
Example sentences
  • Rising joblessness has made visas a hot-button issue.
  • Despite the heightened joblessness, 29 percent believe they'll still have trouble finding suitable employees.
  • Meanwhile, the economy is sliding rapidly into recession, deflation is worsening, and joblessness is at record levels.

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