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Adjective: unemployed  ,ún-im'ployd or ,ún-em'ployd
  1. Not engaged in a gainful occupation
    "unemployed workers marched on the capital"
Noun: unemployed  ,ún-im'ployd or ,ún-em'ployd
  1. People who are involuntarily out of work (considered as a group)
    "the long-term unemployed need assistance";
    - unemployed people

Derived forms: unemployeds

See also: discharged, dismissed, fired, idle, jobless, laid-off, out of work, pink-slipped

Type of: people

Antonym: employed

Encyclopedia: Unemployed