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un·em·ployed

 (ŭn′ĕm-ploid′, -ĭm-)
adj.
1. Out of work, especially involuntarily; jobless.
2. Not being used; idle.
n. (used with a pl. verb)
People who are involuntarily out of work considered as a group. Used with the.

unemployed

(ˌʌnɪmˈplɔɪd)
adj
1. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms)
a. without remunerative employment; out of work
b. (as collective noun; preceded by the): the unemployed.
2. not being used; idle

un•em•ployed

(ˌʌn ɛmˈplɔɪd)

adj.
1. not employed; without a job.
2. not currently in use.
3. not productively used: unemployed capital.
n.
4. the unemployed, unemployed persons collectively.
[1590]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.unemployed - people who are involuntarily out of work (considered as a group); "the long-term unemployed need assistance"
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
people - (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience"
Adj.1.unemployed - not engaged in a gainful occupationunemployed - not engaged in a gainful occupation; "unemployed workers marched on the capital"
idle - not in action or at work; "an idle laborer"; "idle drifters"; "the idle rich"; "an idle mind"
employed - having your services engaged for; or having a job especially one that pays wages or a salary; "most of our graduates are employed"

unemployed

adjective out of work, redundant, laid off, jobless, idle, on the dole (Brit. informal), out of a job, workless, resting (of an actor) Have you been unemployed for over six months?
working, in work, having a job, in employment, in a job, earning your living

unemployed

adjective
1. Out of work:
2. Not occupied or put to use:
Translations
العاطِلون عن العَمَلعَاطِلٌ عَن العَمَلعاطِل عن العَمَل
nezaměstnaný
arbejdsløs
työtön
nezaposlen
munkanélküli
atvinnulausatvinnuleysingjar
失業している
일자리가 없는
bedarbiaibedarbisnedarbas
bez darbabezdarbnieksnenodarbināts
nezamestnaný
brezposeln
arbetslös
ไม่มีงานทำ
işsizişsizlerboşta gezen
thất nghiệp

unemployed

[ˈʌnɪmˈplɔɪd]
A. ADJ
1. [person] → parado, en paro, desempleado (LAm), cesante (Chile)
he's been unemployed for a yearlleva parado un año
2. [capital etc] → sin utilizar, no utilizado
B. NPL the unemployedlos parados, los desempleados (LAm)

unemployed

[ˌʌnɪmˈplɔɪd]
adjsans emploi
He's unemployed → Il est sans emploi.
He's been unemployed for a year → Il est sans emploi depuis un an.
n
the unemployed → les sans-emploi, les chômeurs mpl

unemployed

adj personarbeitslos, erwerbslos; (= unused) machineryungenutzt; (Fin) capitaltot, brachliegend
pl the unemployed pldie Arbeitslosen pl, → die Erwerbslosen pl

unemployed

[ˌʌnɪmˈplɔɪd]
1. adjdisoccupato/a, senza lavoro
2. npl the unemployedi disoccupati

unemployed

(animˈploid) adjective
not having, or not able to find, work. He has been unemployed for three months.
noun plural
people who are unemployed. The numbers of (the) unemployed are still increasing.
ˌunemˈployment noun
1. the state of being unemployed. If the factory is closed, many men will face unemployment.
2. the numbers of people without work. Unemployment has reached record figures this year.

unemployed

عَاطِلٌ عَن العَمَل nezaměstnaný arbejdsløs arbeitslos άνεργος desempleado työtön chômeur nezaposlen disoccupato 失業している 일자리가 없는 werkloos arbeidsledig bezrobotny desempregado безработный arbetslös ไม่มีงานทำ işsiz thất nghiệp 失业的
References in classic literature ?
Then he went out and took his place with the mob of the unemployed.
When I am quite determined as to the time, I am not at all afraid of being long unemployed.
Depend upon it that whatever unemployed sum may remain, when I make up my accounts in the spring, I would even rather lay it uselessly by than dispose of it in a manner so painful to you.
Take one day; share it into sections; to each section apportion its task: leave no stray unemployed quarters of an hour, ten minutes, five minutes--include all; do each piece of business in its turn with method, with rigid regularity.
During your absence upstairs," he continued, addressing himself to Magdalen, "my mind has not been unemployed.
When the latter was unemployed, he sometimes walked with us to show us the boats and ships, and once or twice he took us for a row.
The unemployed bystanders drew back when they saw me, and so I became aware of my sister - lying without sense or movement on the bare boards where she had been knocked down by a tremendous blow on the back of the head, dealt by some unknown hand when her face was turned towards the fire - destined never to be on the Rampage again, while she was the wife of Joe.
Now that these unions are beaten, helpless, and drifting to bankruptcy as the proportion of unemployed men in their ranks becomes greater, they are being petted and made much of by our class; an infallible sign that they are making no further progress in their duty of destroying us.
No doubt in that perfect world there had been no unemployed problem, no social question left unsolved.
By eight o'clock a number of boys and unemployed men had already started for the common to see the "dead men from Mars.
My lord, there has stood for six years at your very door a man such as I describe, and during those six years he has been unappreciated and unemployed by you.
You would be away teaching in close, noisy school-rooms, from morning till evening, and I should be lingering at home, unemployed and solitary; I should get depressed and sullen, and you would soon tire of me.