joblessjob‧less /ˈdʒɒbləs $ ˈdʒɑːb-/ adjective1BEwithout a job syn unemployed► see thesaurus at unemployed2 →the jobless
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jobless• The factoryclosure will leave 3,000 workersjobless.• It would have meant seven hundred vacancies and work for the jobless.• The joblessrate a month ago was 8. 6 percent.• The jobless rate dropped to 8. 1 percent, the lowest in five years, the Bureau of Statisticstodayreported.• When he left office, the jobless rate was a record 12 percent.• the jobless rate• Young women, fine; and no doubtplenty, in these joblesstimes, would volunteer.• The bill would allow the jobless to collect 4 to 20 weeks of additionalbenefits.• The Liberal Democrats have stated they would cut the nationaljoblesstotal by 400,000 within a year.• Both Labour and the Liberal Democrats agree that radicalmeasures are needed to stem the growing jobless total.• jobless workers• Joblessyouths are a major cause of concern.From Longman Business Dictionaryjoblessjob‧less1 /ˈdʒɒbləsˈdʒɑːb-/ adjectivewithout 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.