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Meaning of underemployed

un•der•em•ployed

Pronunciation: (un"dur-em-ploid'), [key]
— adj.
  1. employed at a job that does not fully use one's skills or abilities.
  2. employed only part-time when one is available for full-time work.
  3. not utilized fully.
—n.
  1. underemployed workers collectively.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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