[ noun ] (work) the state of being unemployed or not having a job
: "unemployment is a serious social evil" "the rate of unemployment is an indicator of the health of an economy"
Used in print(Committee for Economic Development, Distressed...)
However , if Federal funds are used , it would be entirely appropriate to train workers for jobs which could be obtained elsewhere as_well_as for jobs in the area of chronic unemployment .(Allan J. Braff and Roger F. Miller, "Wage-Price...)
The union does not regard unemployment of its own members as a matter of concern when setting its own wage policy - its concern with employment makes itself felt in pressure upon the government to maintain full employment .(Morley Callaghan, A Passion in Rome....)
The old_woman had a nephew from North_Italy , a poor boy from a lumber mill who had got tired_of the seasonal unemployment , and who had migrated to Canada to work_on the railway .