- ▪ I. jobless jobless 2 noun [plural]people without a job considered as a group:
• The prospects for the country's jobless are not good.[m0] ▪ II. jobless job‧less 1 [ˈdʒɒbləs ǁ ˈdʒɑːb-] adjectivewithout a job; = UNEMPLOYED:
• 1000 jobless workers have still not received their cheques.
• Britain's jobless total (= the number of people without a job ) rose to three million.— joblessness noun [uncountable] :
• Joblessness is steadily rising.
* * *Ⅰ.jobless UK US /ˈdʒɒbləs/ adjective ECONOMICS► if someone is jobless, they do not have a job: »
Welfare reforms are exploring new initiatives for those who have been jobless for a year or more.the jobless count/rate/total »
The jobless rate always rises in the summer months as new graduates enter the workforce.joblessness noun [U]► »
An increase in joblessness could see credit card debt rise out of control.Ⅱ.jobless UK US /ˈdʒɒbləs/ noun [plural] ECONOMICS● the jobless — Cf. the jobless
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