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'''Unemployed''', an adjective from 1667 that means: idle; not employed; without a [[job]]; out of [[work]]. As a noun, it is from 1782, meaning: people who do not have Jobs. [http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Unemployed]   
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'''Unemployed''' people are jobless, but looking for jobs and available for work. In contrast, when people have stopped working, or they cannot (or will not) work they are not counted as part of the [[labor force]].
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==Etymology==
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''Unemployed'' is an adjective from 1667 that means: idle; not employed; without a [[job]]; out of [[work]]. As a noun, it is from 1782, meaning: people who do not have Jobs. [http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Unemployed]   
  
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==

Revision as of 11:06, 5 April 2013

Unemployed people are jobless, but looking for jobs and available for work. In contrast, when people have stopped working, or they cannot (or will not) work they are not counted as part of the labor force.

Etymology

Unemployed is an adjective from 1667 that means: idle; not employed; without a job; out of work. As a noun, it is from 1782, meaning: people who do not have Jobs. [1]

See also

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