Meaning of unemployed

un•em•ployed

Pronunciation: (un"em-ploid'), [key]
— adj.
  1. not employed; without a job; out of work: an unemployed secretary.
  2. not currently in use: unemployed productive capacity.
  3. not productively used: unemployed capital.
—n.
  1. people who do not have jobs (usually prec. by the): programs to help the unemployed.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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