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noun as in layoff

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noun as in recession

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The proportion of uninsured Americans has been steadily growing over the past few years, a trend that is likely to accelerate as the pandemic’s record unemployment causes many to lose their employer-sponsored health benefits.

From Quartz

That left 78,000 people looking for work at a time when federal unemployment benefits were running out.

We saw how effective this could be when the federal government approved the $1,200 stimulus for all Americans and $600 in additional unemployment benefits for those who lost their jobs.

From Fortune

The survey panel’s projected unemployment rate for December, for instance, is 2 percentage points lower now than it was when we asked just a month earlier.

Stay-at-home orders in March due to the coronavirus pandemic triggered widespread unemployment in the United States.

Last year, it let an unemployment extension for the long-term jobless expire during the holidays.

For much of the past half century, the rustbelt states suffered high levels of unemployment.

Youth unemployment currently stands at over 50 percent, and that in a country where half the population is under the age of 18.

This in a state that has a near record-low unemployment of  4.4 percent.

For men of the same age and educational background, the unemployment figure is just 5.8 percent.

"Unemployment," in the case of the willing and able becomes henceforth a social crime.

And then I suppose hell be out of work over there, and we shall be hearing of the unemployment in the Colonies!

If I could only do something—solve the unemployment problem or make some grand gesture—in answer to all this.

That step would be to learn how labor can enrich itself and do away with strikes and unemployment.

Then some day comes the unemployment crisis, and a wave of revolt sweeping over the country.


On this page you'll find 291 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to unemployment, such as: bankruptcy, bust, crash, crisis, deflation, and dislocation.

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