- Unemployment is defined as the situation of being without a job.
- If 10 percent of people in America are looking for work and cannot find it, this is an example of when the unemployment rate is 10 percent.
- If you are fired from your job and do not have a new one, this is an example of unemployment.
- the state of being unemployed; lack of employment
- the number or percentage of persons in the normal labor force who are out of work
- The state of being unemployed, especially involuntarily.
- The percentage or number of people who are involuntarily unemployed: Unemployment has been shrinking throughout the recovery.
- Unemployment insurance.
(countable and uncountable, plural unemployments)
- The state of having no job; joblessness.
- Unemployment made Jack depressed.
- The phenomenon of joblessness in an economy.
- Unemployment has been considered a cause of crime.
- The level of joblessness in an economy, often measured as a percentage of the workforce.
- Unemployment was reported at 5.2% in May, up from 4.9% in April.
- (countable) A type of joblessness due to a particular economic mechanism.
- All unemployments, seasonal, frictional, cyclical, classical, whatever, mean that you're out of work.
- (countable) An instance or period of joblessness.
- Until them his life had consisted of low-paying jobs, numberous unemployments, and drug use.