Etymology
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unemployment (n.)

1887, from un- (1) "not" + employment.

updated on February 26, 2014

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Definitions of unemployment from WordNet

unemployment (n.)
the state of being unemployed or not having a job;
the rate of unemployment is an indicator of the health of an economy
unemployment is a serious social evil
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