• WordNet 3.6
    • adj unemployed not engaged in a gainful occupation "unemployed workers marched on the capital"
    • n unemployed people who are involuntarily out of work (considered as a group) "the long-term unemployed need assistance"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The music band UB40 got its name from an unemployment form in England
    • Unemployed (Economics) actively seeking employment but unable to find a suitable job.
    • Unemployed Not employed in manual or other labor; having no regular work.
    • Unemployed Not invested or used; as, unemployed capital.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The country of Andorra has a zero percent unemployment rate
    • unemployed Not employed; having no work or employment.
    • unemployed Not in use: as, unemployed capital or money.
    • unemployed Not accompanied with work or employment.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The high level of unemployment in Canada makes it one of the least popular destinations for illegal immigrants.
    • adj Unemployed un-em-ploid′ out of work: not put to use or profit
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  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Among the worries of today's business executives is the large number of unemployed still on the payroll.”
  • John F. Kennedy
    “When you have seven percent unemployed, you have ninety-three percent working.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “The trouble with parents is that by the time they are experienced, they are unemployed.”
  • Edward Langley
    Edward Langley
    “What this country needs is more unemployed politicians.”
  • Christian Nevell Bovee
    “Mind unemployed is mind un-enjoyed.”
  • Jose Ortega Y Gasset
    “An unemployed existence is a worse negation of life than death itself.”


In literature:

Unemployment, sickness, the least stoppage of the scant income, means distress.
"Aliens or Americans?" by Howard B. Grose
The economic role of such an element, hungry and unemployed, is easily appraised.
"The Shield" by Various
There is only one conception that has been absolutely unemployed by Origen, that is, the modalistic view.
"History of Dogma, Volume 2 (of 7)" by Adolph Harnack
Work is sought for the unemployed.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
Unemployed for the next four years, he commanded in 1805 a frigate in the English and Irish Channels.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
There seems to be plenty of unemployed labour.
"The Colonel's Dream" by Charles W. Chesnutt
But the unemployed sentinels were engaged in anxious conversation.
"Debit and Credit" by Gustav Freytag
Our unemployed brain-organs, as Hamilton and others have clearly proved, are always employing themselves.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 80, June, 1864" by Various
It feels there are other faculties, lying dormant and unemployed.
"Eventide" by Effie Afton
I alone was unemployed, my awkwardness with ropes and spars forbade it.
"The Black Wolf's Breed" by Harris Dickson

In poetry:

Because he makes the hearts
Of the poor o'erjoyed
By trying to find work for them
When they're unemployed.
"To Mr James Scrymgeour, Dundee" by William Topaz McGonagall
Why in this sunny land of gold
Rich soil and wealth containing,
Should we from day to day behold
The unemployed complaining?
"Unlock The Land(an Australian Ballad)" by Anonymous Oceania
And when they know of her coming,
Their hearts feel overjoy'd,
Because, in general, she finds work
For men that's unemploy'd.
"Attempted Assassination of the Queen" by William Topaz McGonagall
The merchants cry out for markets.
The unemployed were hungry. The employed
Are hungry now.
The hands that lay folded are busy again.
They are making shells.
"From A German War Primer" by Bertolt Brecht
And while at Balmoral she found work for men unemployed,
Which made the hearts of the poor men feel overjoyed;
And for Her Majesty they would have laid down their lives,
Because sometimes she saved them from starving, and their wives.
"The Death of the Queen" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Unemployment may increase heart attacks.
Or are they doing too little and allowing unemployment to stay high.
Long-Term Unemployment Viewed By Hiring Companies As Worse Than A Criminal Record .
After years of unemployment, Jon Sonneveldt got a job this summer.
Live Oak — County custodians are distraught over a move by Suwannee County Commissioners that could see them in the unemployment line.
Unemployment is the highest in the euro zone.
The unemployment rate remained at 10 percent.
Unemployed male from Chicago's Englewood neighborhood faces many challenges.
Tax filing is never fun, especially for the unemployed, whose income plunged but who still owe taxes.
The public's growing concern with the debt and deficit is an obstacle to President Obama's plan to spend more money on unemployment benefits and state aid.
If it's easy to defraud unemployment insurance, "It's even easier to get caught," Labor Commissioner says.
Measures on driver's licenses, unemployment fund yet to be printed.
ATLANTA — The state Labor Department has launched a new online system to process unemployment claims.
Big boost in jobs helps drive down Maryland's unemployment rate.
Although Canada's economic growth is expected to outpace that of the other six major industrialized nations this year, its chief goal at the summit meeting will be a global stimulus package to help cut its 11 percent-plus unemployment rate.

In science:

From spring 2007 onward, Oregon’s unemployment rate has been getting progressively worse in tande m with the national trend.
Is There Statistical Evidence that the Oregon Payday-Loan Rate Cap Hurts Consumers?
This has the effect of it becoming visible to the unemployed workers in the system.
Social Networks and Stable Matchings in the Job Market
Summers, Hysteresis and the European unemployment problem.
Fundamental and Real-World Challenges in Economics
We also find a decrease in the number of people leaving warm states, a decrease in migration to states that experienced a substantial increase in population in the previous year, and evidence of an increase in migration away from states experiencing increases in unemployment.
Statistical Inference for Valued-Edge Networks: Generalized Exponential Random Graph Models
Apparently there is enough idiosyncratic variation in standard activity measures like the unemployment rate and capacity utilization, that removing noisy components from these might provide a clearer picture of factors affecting inflation.
A Random Matrix Approach to Dynamic Factors in macroeconomic data