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underemployed

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Employment
underemployedun‧der‧em‧ployed /ˌʌndərɪmˈplɔɪd◂/ adjective 🔊 🔊 BEworking in a job where you cannot use all your skills or where there is not enough work for you to dounemployed
Examples from the Corpus
underemployedAlthough he might well spend his days in one place, obsessively devoted to music-making, he would always be morally underemployed.Those economies which have successfully switched underemployed agricultural labour into manufacturing and service activities have generally achieved significant real economic growth rates.Its wealth was largely non-industrial and it contained an enormous pool of underemployed and unemployed people.This may mean that some workers are unemployed or that all workers are underemployed, or a combination of both.
From Longman Business Dictionaryunderemployedun‧der‧em‧ployed /ˌʌndərɪmˈplɔɪd◂/ adjective not having enough work to doA large proportion of our staff is underemployed.
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