noun Economics.

the nonaccelerating inflation rate of unemployment: the lowest level of unemployment an economy can handle without causing inflation. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for nairu


n acronym for economics

non-accelerating inflation rate of unemployment: the rate of unemployment at which inflation is neither accelerating nor deceleratingAlso called: natural rate of unemployment
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