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unemployed in Employment topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishunemployedun‧em‧ployed1 /ˌʌnɪmˈplɔɪd◂/ ●●● S2 W3 adjective 🔊 🔊 BEwithout a job syn out of work 🔊 an unemployed actor 🔊 I’ve only been unemployed for a few weeks.RegisterIn everyday English, people often say out of work rather than unemployed:He’s been out of work since January.THESAURUSunemployed someone who is unemployed does not have a jobFifty percent of the men in this town are unemployed.out of work unemployed, especially for a long period of time, when you had a job beforeI’ve been out of work for two years.redundant British English if someone is redundant, they have been told that they no longer have a jobHe was made redundant earlier this year.redundant minersbe on the dole British English, be on welfare/on unemployment American English to be receiving money from the government because you do not have a jobI didn’t want to go back on the dole.Many people on welfare don’t have anyone to take care of the kids while they train for a job.be looking for work if someone is looking for work, they do not have a job and are trying to find oneHow long have you been looking for work?jobless people who are jobless do not have jobs – used especially in news reportsThe jobless totals have risen by 6% in the last year. jobless youths
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unemployedThey were glad to be working, especially in these years of drought when so many people were unemployed.Fifty per cent of the men in this town are unemployed.The government is not doing enough to help the unemployed.An estimated 40 percent of the population is unemployed.How can he explain that when 71,000 people in the city of Liverpool alone are currently unemployed?My father, who was a well-qualified master mariner, was unemployed for four years in the 1930s.The accused man is an unemployed labourer from South London.Body Shop staff adopt a young unemployed person on a one-to-one basis, helping with job applications, for example.Finally, there was Miss Marita Calagarri, who described herself as an unemployed ship's cook.an unemployed steel worker