Definition of 'unemployed'
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The surrounding settlements are declining as the 50 per cent unemployed population of young people leaves to find work. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In the local hairdresser's a sign offers free haircuts to unemployed people with a job interview who need to look smart. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It aims to support more than 8,000 unemployed young people across the UK over three years. Computing (2010)It can refund what is a huge amount of money for a young, unemployed, disabled man who is hoping to swim for his country next year. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We had been unemployed for three years and were close to giving up. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Things look less rosy for the young unemployed. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Priority will be given to local people and unemployed youngsters. The Sun (2013)The tough condition will be imposed on those who have been unemployed for three years. The Sun (2013)These days the coastal smugglers are mostly unemployed young men. Times, Sunday Times (2014)My daughter has been unemployed for a year now. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Nearly two thirds of young offenders are unemployed at the time of their arrest. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Fifty per cent fi nd themselves unemployed within two years. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It is a tragedy that we have so many unemployed young people. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The existence of a remaining stubborn pool of unemployed young people is largely because of weaknesses at school age. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Only unemployed people with a long record of previous hard work will be allowed time to ponder future job offers. The Sun (2011)But many young people are unemployed. Times, Sunday Times (2010)People who have been unemployed for two years will have to work full time for their benefits under welfare reforms announced yesterday. Times, Sunday Times (2008)In Spain the requirement for the unemployed to seek work is much less onerous. Times, Sunday Times (2015)For the industrial unemployed, relief works were launched and industrial revival encouraged. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)We still have 200 million people unemployed. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Benefits for unemployed people, for instance. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Also, check on any government schemes for people who are unemployed. Life Without Work (1994)It will apply to those aged over 25 and unemployed for two years. The Sun (2014)The move follows the success of a tough new regime aimed at pushing the long-term unemployed into work. The Sun (2012)Former soldiers, sailors and airmen are working with the unemployed to inspire them and build their confidence. The Sun (2014)Thousands of unemployed people will get the chance of a few weeks' work under the nationwide drive. The Sun (2012)To get the unemployed into work while raising money for charity, but will it all turn into a terrible clash of egos? The Sun (2012)THE Government wants the unemployed to work for their benefits. The Sun (2013)MAKE long-term unemployed work for their dole? The Sun (2013)
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Translations for 'unemployed'
British English: unemployed /ˌʌnɪmˈplɔɪd/ ADJECTIVE
Someone who is unemployed does not have a job.
The problem is millions of people are unemployed.
- American English: unemployed
- Arabic: عَاطِلٌ عَن العَمَل
- Brazilian Portuguese: desempregado
- Chinese: 失业的
- Croatian: nezaposlen
- Czech: nezaměstnaný
- Danish: arbejdsløs
- Dutch: werkloos
- European Spanish: desempleado
- Finnish: työtön
- French: chômeur
- German: arbeitslos
- Greek: άνεργος
- Italian: disoccupato
- Japanese: 失業している
- Korean: 일자리가 없는
- Norwegian: arbeidsledig
- Polish: bezrobotny
- European Portuguese: desempregado
- Romanian: șomer
- Russian: безработный
- Spanish: desempleado
- Swedish: arbetslös
- Thai: ไม่มีงานทำ
- Turkish: işsiz
- Ukrainian: безробітний
- Vietnamese: thất nghiệp
British English: unemployed NOUN
The unemployed are people who are unemployed.
We want to create jobs for the unemployed.
Definition of unemployed from the Collins English Dictionary
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