[ UK /ʌnɛmplˈɔ‍ɪmənt/ ]
[ US /ˌənɪmˈpɫɔɪmənt/ ]
  1. the state of being unemployed or not having a job
    unemployment is a serious social evil
    the rate of unemployment is an indicator of the health of an economy
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How To Use unemployment In A Sentence

  • The results were disastrous, plunging the country into deep depression, with high unemployment, sharply falling living standards and serious political unrest.
  • Unemployment has hit unskilled workers in particular.
  • Statistics paint a sobering picture — unemployment, tight credit, lower home values, sluggish job growth.
  • Unemployment rates for railroad conductors, logging workers and metalworkers fell sharply — seven percentage points or more — in 2010 while jobless rates among construction laborers and roofers rose, according to new data from the Labor Department. Manufacturing, Logistics See Job Gains
  • Social programs cover old age, invalidism, death, sickness and maternity, work injury, unemployment, and allowances per child.
  • The unemployment rate plunged sharply.
  • Welfare bills will soar if unemployment rises. The Sun
  • The increase in violent crimes is al'lied to the rise in unemployment.
  • You say are also under financial pressure given your husband's unemployment, which is stressful and causes resentment. Times, Sunday Times
  • Unemployment and inflation are the two most important variables affecting households. Times, Sunday Times
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