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jobless

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Employment
joblessjob‧less /ˈdʒɒbləs $ ˈdʒɑːb-/ adjective  1 BEwithout a job syn unemployedsee thesaurus at unemployed2 the jobless
Examples from the Corpus
joblessThe factory closure will leave 3,000 workers jobless.It would have meant seven hundred vacancies and work for the jobless.The jobless rate a month ago was 8. 6 percent.The jobless rate dropped to 8. 1 percent, the lowest in five years, the Bureau of Statistics today reported.When he left office, the jobless rate was a record 12 percent.the jobless rateYoung women, fine; and no doubt plenty, in these jobless times, would volunteer.The bill would allow the jobless to collect 4 to 20 weeks of additional benefits.The Liberal Democrats have stated they would cut the national jobless total by 400,000 within a year.Both Labour and the Liberal Democrats agree that radical measures are needed to stem the growing jobless total.jobless workersJobless youths are a major cause of concern.
From Longman Business Dictionaryjoblessjob‧less1 /ˈdʒɒbləsˈdʒɑːb-/ adjective without a job SYN UNEMPLOYED1000 jobless workers have still not received their cheques.Britain’s jobless total (=the number of people without a job) rose to three million.joblessness noun [uncountable]Joblessness is steadily rising.joblessjobless2 noun [plural] people without a job considered as a groupThe prospects for the country’s jobless are not good.
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