Definition of unemployed in English:


Syllabification: un·em·ployed
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
More example sentences
  • 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.

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