1(Of a person) without a paid job but available to work: I was unemployed for three months (as plural noun the unemployed) a training programme 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.
British signing on;
North American on welfare, collecting unemployment
British informal on the dole, ‘resting’
Australian/New Zealand informal on the wallaby track
1.1(Of a thing) not in use: you have to put your left foot under the clutch when it is unemployed
Words that rhyme with unemployedavoid, Boyd, Coed, droid, Floyd, Freud, Lloyd, overjoyed, self-employed, unalloyed, underemployed, void
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