- inadequately employed; esp., lacking sufficient paid work
- working at low-skilled, poorly paid jobs when one is trained for, or could be trained for, more highly skilled work
- Employed only part-time when one needs and desires full-time employment.
- Employed at a low-paying job that requires less skill or training than one possesses.
nounused with a pl. verb
Underemployed persons considered as a group. Used with the.
under- +"Ž employed.