subemployment

[ suhb-em-ploi-muh nt ]
/ ˌsʌb ɛmˈplɔɪ mənt /

noun

insufficient employment in the labor force of a country, area, or industry, including unemployment and underemployment.

Origin of subemployment

First recorded in 1965–70; sub- + employment

Related forms

sub·em·ployed, adjective
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