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synonyms for unemployed

  • idle
  • inactive
  • jobless
  • underemployed
  • down
  • free
  • loafing
  • at liberty
  • between jobs
  • closed-down
  • disengaged
  • fired
  • laid-off
  • leisured
  • on layoff
  • on the bench
  • on the dole
  • on the shelf
  • out of a job
  • out of action
  • out of work
  • resting
  • unapplied
  • unengaged
  • unexercised
  • unoccupied
  • unused
  • without gainful employment
  • workless
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antonyms for unemployed

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  • active
  • busy
  • working
  • employed
  • occupied
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How to use unemployed in a sentence

Unemployment benefitsOverall, 10 million people in the United States are currently unemployed, and about 40 percent of these people have been out of work for more than six months.
TAX SEASON 2021: A TORNADO IS COMINGMICHELLE SINGLETARYFEBRUARY 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
“Correcting this misclassification and counting those who have left the labor force since last February as unemployed would boost the unemployment rate to close to 10 percent in January,” Powell said Wednesday.
FED CHAIR: UNEMPLOYMENT RATE WAS CLOSER TO 10 PERCENT, NOT 6.3 PERCENT, IN JANUARYRACHEL SIEGELFEBRUARY 10, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The Democrats’ priorities are incredibly distorted given that many small businesses are struggling and millions of Americans are unemployed.
FEDERAL WORKERS COULD GET MORE PAID LEAVE IF COVID-19 PREVENTS THEM FROM WORKINGERIC YODERFEBRUARY 10, 2021WASHINGTON POST
A lot of us are still working, but our hours have been so drastically affected by covid that we might as well be unemployed.
CUTTING OFF STIMULUS CHECKS TO AMERICANS EARNING OVER $75,000 COULD BE WISE, NEW DATA SUGGESTSHEATHER LONGJANUARY 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Millions of Americans are still unemployed months into the pandemic, but there is one segment of the economy where hiring is booming.
COVID-19 IS POWERING THE FASTEST GROWING SEGMENT OF THE US JOBS MARKETKAREN HOJANUARY 15, 2021QUARTZ
On the one hand, the state’s economy has nosedived with the tourism industry, leaving many residents unemployed.
HAWAII MANAGED COVID-19 BETTER THAN ANY OTHER STATE, BUT ITS RESIDENTS ARE STILL AT RISKTARA SANTORAJANUARY 14, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
His proposal, which requires General Assembly approval, would also effectively send more cash to the state’s 709,000 unemployed people by waiving state and local taxes on unemployment benefits and entitling them to a big tax refund.
TODAY IN D.C.: HEADLINES TO START YOUR TUESDAY IN D.C., MARYLAND AND VIRGINIATEDDY AMENABAR, JUSTIN WM. MOYERJANUARY 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Divorced and unemployed, the women were left to provide for their children by themselves.
SHE’S USING THE QURAN TO FIGHT THE PATRIARCHYDANIEL MALLOYJANUARY 6, 2021OZY
As of November this year, 25 million people in the US met the definition of employed or live with an unemployed family member.
THE ‘DARKEST DAYS’ OF COVID-19 ARE STILL TO COMESARA KILEY WATSONDECEMBER 29, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
These unemployed Americans covered through Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, along with anyone on traditional state unemployment rolls, will automatically get the new $300 weekly federal benefit.
EVERYTHING JOBLESS AMERICANS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE $300 UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITLANCE LAMBERTDECEMBER 28, 2020FORTUNE
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WORDS RELATED TO UNEMPLOYED

  • barren
  • bygone
  • defunct
  • departed
  • exhausted
  • extinct
  • gone
  • inactive
  • inoperable
  • inoperative
  • lost
  • obsolete
  • spent
  • stagnant
  • sterile
  • still
  • tired
  • unemployed
  • unprofitable
  • useless
  • worn
  • worn-out
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