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unemployment/ˌʌnɪmˈploɪmənt/noun
unemployment
/ˌʌnɪmˈploɪmənt/
noun
Learner's definition of UNEMPLOYMENT  
[noncount]
: the state of not having a job
: the total number of people who do not have jobs in a particular place or area
US  : money paid by the government to someone who does not have a job
— called also unemployment benefits"British"unemployment benefit"US"unemployment compensation
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