Related to subemployment: underemployment


Of or relating to workers or segments of the paid labor force that are unemployed, underemployed, or underpaid.

sub′em·ploy′ment n.


(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) unemployment, underemployment or underpaid employment


(ˌsʌb ɛmˈplɔɪ mənt)

unemployment or underemployment.
sub`em•ployed′, adj.
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Some 20 years of structural unemployment and subemployment in the former industrial zones, ruthless cuts in public spending, declining participation in the electoral process, plus sustained policies of malign neglect of the growing racial divide, ripped open the social fabric and created widespread anxieties about personal well-being and security (Wallerstein, 1994: 15).
The official statistics of the Labor Ministry and the Central Bank tell part of the story, an increase in unemployment and subemployment from 44.
The most visible aspect of subemployment, structural unemployment, has become so extensive and chronic that governments are increasingly compelled to declare it a "national catastrophe", as the premier of Quebec did last year .
Historical perspective also makes us aware that even with unemployment rates below four percent in the 1960s, subemployment continued at crisis levels in the nation's ghettos.
Most of us know someone who has lost a once-secure job at good wages with benefits, searched fruitlessly for the same kind of position and settled silently into subemployment.
The section ends quite appropriately with an article by Rhon Baiman on "Structural Subemployment in the U.