unsuitable for employment; unable to find or keep a job.
an unemployable individual.
- un·em·ploy·a·bil·i·ty, noun
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How to use unemployable in a sentence
When they do leave prison, these men are largely unemployable and ineligible to vote, and often end up back in the system.
Our mission is simple: to make you think that without us you are unemployable.
The end result is that you can end up with a large group of people who are functionally unemployable.The Federal Government Should Hire the Long-Term Unemployed | Megan McArdle | March 8, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Her association with the royal family has made her virtually unemployable in any normal job.
Viagra provides financial security to hundreds of otherwise largely unemployable women.
Small wonder that some of them descend to a lower grade and in addition to being unemployed, become unemployable.London's Underworld | Thomas Holmes
Many drift with other groups of human wastage to the unemployed, thence to the unemployable, and so to the gutter and the grave.Cambridge Essays on Education | Various
The oligarch can be unemployable, because he will not be employed.Eugenics and Other Evils | G. K. Chesterton
He thus passes from the unemployed state to the unemployable state.From Workhouse to Westminster | George Haw
Every one suffers, every one has to pay for the maintenance of the unemployable.'I Believe' and other essays | Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
British Dictionary definitions for unemployable
unable or unfit to keep a job
- unemployability, noun
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