1(Of a person) without a paid job but available to work: I was unemployed for three years (as plural noun the unemployed) a training program for the long-term unemployed
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- There will also be money available for marketing and wage subsidies for firms hiring unemployed people.
- The patient and the unemployed person are better described as beneficiaries of the service.
- Unless you are unemployed or working less than 16 hours a week you may have to pay for advice.
1.1(Of a thing) not in use.