Definition of full employment in English:

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full employment

noun

[mass noun]
The condition in which virtually all who are able and willing to work are employed: a target of full employment
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  • Ten years on, a ‘remarkable turn-around’ has taken place with virtually full employment, companies all wanting to ‘hire not fire’.
  • Nearly half of all single parents do not work, despite near full employment and a government target of getting 70% of them into jobs.
  • ‘But we're virtually at full employment in this country now,’ he argues.

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