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mass noun
  • 1The state of being unemployed.

    ‘the serious level of unemployment among school-leavers’
    • ‘Drug abuse, unemployment and prejudice are among the many difficulties facing our communities.’
    • ‘As a society, we have chosen to have a certain level of unemployment in exchange for low inflation.’
    • ‘The low level of unemployment has also been a major contributor to growth.’
    • ‘I have found it strange and yet logical that one of the first symptoms of unemployment is serious and serial sloth.’
    • ‘The youth want to leave the country as unemployment has become a serious problem.’
    • ‘While this group is a spending group, it is also subject to mid-life redundancy and unemployment.’
    • ‘To make any serious headway against unemployment, twice that number need to be created.’
    • ‘In urban areas the problem of unemployment is not acute, it is serious mainly in rural areas.’
    • ‘In the next two sections we consider unemployment, and occupation and job levels.’
    • ‘Schools in sink estates send more pupils into unemployment than to further or higher education.’
    • ‘This will in turn reduce serious long-term unemployment as well as youth unemployment.’
    • ‘One such issue is the crippling and dangerous state of unemployment amongst young people.’
    • ‘Holland has just had eight years of solid economic growth and unemployment is almost non-existent.’
    • ‘He said such support could help to curb crime and unemployment in South Africa.’
    • ‘Higher education is a path away from unemployment and to equality with the rest of the working world.’
    • ‘Part of the joy of unemployment is, of course, that I can scour the Internet for the least relevant links ever.’
    • ‘Another point is that unemployment is a trap that can be hard to get out of.’
    • ‘This is a very real fear for them, as unemployment has a drastic impact on people's self esteem.’
    • ‘It has languished long enough in the shadow of unemployment and empty promises.’
    • ‘Cllr Weir also went on to highlight the problem of unemployment in the Ballina area.’
    redundancy, dismissal, discharge
    1. 1.1The number or proportion of unemployed people.
      ‘a time of high unemployment’
      • ‘Critics perceived it as a desperate government policy to hide the soaring unemployment figures of the day.’
      • ‘So all this economic growth stuff and unemployment figures may be wide of the real mark.’
      • ‘It would lower unemployment figures because more people would be able to do it.’
      • ‘The official unemployment figures for April also point to a contracting economy.’
      • ‘One of the main reasons is it's very difficult to get unemployment figures over a century.’
      • ‘The index saw its biggest rise for nine months in July when record unemployment figures were announced.’
      • ‘The unemployment figure in this country is the lowest that it has been in a generation.’
      • ‘The latest UK unemployment figures have shown a small fall in the number of jobless.’
      • ‘Inflation, unemployment and retail sales figures are all forecast to point to a slowdown.’
      • ‘The achievement by this government I am most proud of is the unemployment figure.’
      • ‘One suspects that at least some of the reason is that the unemployment figures are thereby massaged.’
      • ‘The politicians will lose voters and the unemployment figures will certainly go up with a bang.’
      • ‘The drop in Maori unemployment on a proportionate basis has been most impressive.’
      • ‘Also the second oil crisis towards the end of the 1970s had an influence on the unemployment figures.’
      • ‘The decease in the unemployment figures did little to increase the government's popularity.’
      • ‘A number of policies were introduced which caused the unemployment figures to drop.’
      • ‘The actual unemployment rate in the shanties is much higher than official figures.’
      • ‘It must also be said that it helps to keep the unemployment figures at an acceptable level.’
      • ‘With six-and-a-half per cent unemployment, we have the worst figures in the region.’
      • ‘What will cause problems to both borrowers and lenders is if the economy takes a dive and unemployment rises.’



/ʌnɪmˈplɔɪm(ə)nt/ /ʌnɛmˈplɔɪm(ə)nt/