Definition of unemployed in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌənəmˈploid/


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.
jobless, out-of-work, between jobs, unwaged, unoccupied, laid off, idle;
British  redundant
1.1(Of a thing) not in use.

Words that rhyme with unemployed

avoid, Boyd, Coed, droid, Floyd, Freud, Lloyd, overjoyed, self-employed, unalloyed, underemployed, void

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Syllabification: un·em·ployed

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