[ UK /ˌʌndəɹɛmplˈɔ‍ɪd/ ]
[ US /ˈəndɝɪmˈpɫɔɪd/ ]
  1. employed only part-time when one needs full-time employment or not making full use of your skills
    migrants are likely to be poor and underemployed
    able people are kept underemployed
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How To Use underemployed In A Sentence

  • Adding those people plus others who are working part time but would prefer full-time jobs, nearly 27 million are "underemployed" - 17.1 percent of American adults, up from 16.7 percent in August and close to a record. Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion
  • We're seeing more clients that have -- what we call underemployed, where they may be holding multiple jobs to make ends meet. CNN Transcript Dec 27, 2009
  • In Hong Kong, a person is defined as underemployed when he or she is hired to work less than 35 hours a week.
  • And according to a study conducted by the state, the region has 125,000 underemployed workers who could be trained for new or more advanced jobs.
  • Those economies which have successfully switched underemployed agricultural labour into manufacturing and service activities have generally achieved significant real economic growth rates.
  • A third of the population is unemployed, and many more people are underemployed and undereducated, he says.
  • I suppose it would remain popular at least until all the investment capital leaves the province, leaving an underemployed (but very highly educated!) workforce.
  • Taylor has joined the burgeoning ranks of the "underemployed" - the 8.9 million Americans who would prefer full-time jobs but must make do with part-time work. The Memphis Daily News
  • The name isn't important, but since I'm an underemployed historian, I'll use subtext because these words are about all I have to show for my education.
  • As someone who has had direct experience with layoffs, I can tell you for sure that being slightly underemployed is WAY better than being unemployed. Matthew Yglesias » Time to Invest in Netflix Stock
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