- unemployment benefit,
- unemployment compensation,
- unemployment insurance,
Origin of unemployed
Examples from the Web for unemployed
Around half the Baluch in the province are unemployed, a result, say rights groups, of longstanding marginalization by Tehran.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan|Umar Farooq|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A new WPA would have helped create jobs and provided some training to underemployed or unemployed youth.
The unemployed have a right to be anxious about the ravages on their families exacted by their unemployment.Ebola, ISIS, the Border: So Much to Fear, So Little Time!|Gene Robinson|November 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Since the spill, the number of unemployed residents in Louisiana and Alabama has only increased.
A few held signs addressed to George, asking him to “adopt an unemployed worker.”
You go about the world like an unemployed and wandering angel, seeking to make the lives of others happier.The Vultures|Henry Seton Merriman
The Bishop of Manchester preached some few weeks ago a sermon to the unemployed of that city.Painted Windows|Harold Begbie
The unemployed energy of the nation, like an unemployed human muscle, is losing its vitality.The Arena|Various
Nelly was sitting in a chair by the open window as Robin had left her, tearless, her unemployed hands lying in her lap.Mary Gray|Katharine Tynan
Meditating so many subjects so assiduously, Schiller knew not what it was to be unemployed.The Life of Friedrich Schiller|Thomas Carlyle
- without remunerative employment; out of work
- (as collective noun; preceded by the)the unemployed
1600, "at leisure, not occupied," from un- (1) "not" + past participle of employ. Meaning "temporarily out of work" is from 1660s. The noun meaning "unemployed persons collectively" is from 1782; unemployment first recorded 1888.
[Say the] voices of the unemployed ...
No man has hired us
With pocketed hands
And lowered faces
We stand about in open places
And shiver in unlit rooms ...
[T.S. Eliot, "Choruses from the Rock"]