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tr.v. dis·em·ployed, dis·em·ploy·ing, dis·em·ploys
To cause (someone) to lose employment.

dis′em·ploy′ment n.
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vb (tr)
to remove (a person) from employment
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But in the future, this constant positive shock to demand, in the form of more people, may not be there, so the workers disemployed by robots may have fewer alternatives.
They may be considered as the true "industrial reserve army" of the real existing socialism, a "flexible group" that could have been employed or disemployed, in accordance with developmental needs, cycles of production, marginal labours and so on.
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The rhetorical promise of enterprise under Margaret Thatcher was real jobs in a new economy But in the event (and accidentally), through deregulating finance Thatcher and Blair did more for the working rich in London and (middle-class) home owners with equity than they did for disemployed steel or car workers.
If the government coercively raises the price of some good (such as labor) above its market value, the demand for that good will fall, and some of the supply will become "disemployed." Unfortunately, in the case of minimum wages, the disemployed goods are human beings.
another thing, of course, disemployed labor, like fearful and foreclosed
The disemployed are a subset of the unemployed and temporal variation in the number of initial UI claims may be a purer gauge of the demand for labor.
It is not easy to identify where the disemployed are in the income distribution.
in a model with heterogeneous workers, only those with a market wage at or near the minimum wage should be disemployed by a higher minimum wage, and the net disemployment effect for all teenagers may be small if there is substitution toward higher-wage teenage workers.
The impact of minimum wage increases on family incomes will be influenced by the location in the family income distribution of those minimum wage workers who get the largest raises, and--more importantly, perhaps--the location of those who be come disemployed.
But recently there have been some stirrings of interest in the US labor movement in curtailing overtime--often in the hope of opening up more jobs for the disemployed but increasingly in order to protect family life.