General English


  • noun the state of not having any work
  • noun the number of people in a country or region who are willing to work but cannot find jobs


  • noun a situation in which people have no jobs

Health Economics

  • (written as Unemployment)
    The definitions vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction but most follow the following general character: the number of jobless people who are available for work and are actively seeking it. The fact that unemployment can both be caused by and be a cause of ill-health is, of course, a field of study for health economists.

Human Resources

  • noun a situation where a person is willing to work but cannot find a job