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subemployment

[suhb-em-ploi-muh nt] /ˌsʌb ɛmˈplɔɪ mənt/
noun
1.
insufficient employment in the labor force of a country, area, or industry, including unemployment and underemployment.
Origin of subemployment
1965-1970
First recorded in 1965-70; sub- + employment
Related forms
subemployed, adjective
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