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full employment

noun
  1. a state in which the labour force and other economic resources of a country are utilized to their maximum
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Examples from the Web for full employment

Historical Examples

  • Our full-employment program requires the extensive development of our natural resources and other useful public works.

    State of the Union Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt

    Franklin D. Roosevelt


full employment in Culture

full employment

The condition that exists when all who want work can find jobs. Because some individuals will always be between jobs, full employment does not mean that one hundred percent of the workforce is employed. Rather, it is customarily defined as ninety-six percent of the total potential workforce.

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