1. the state of being unemployed or not having a job

- unemployment is a serious social evil

- the rate of unemployment is an indicator of the health of an economy

Definition categories: state

Sentences with unemployment as a noun:

- Unemployment made Jack depressed.

- Unemployment has been considered a cause of crime.

- Unemployment was reported at 5.2% in May, up from 4.9% in April.

- All unemployments, seasonal, frictional, cyclical, classical, whatever, mean that you're out of work.

- Until them his life had consisted of low-paying jobs, numberous unemployments, and drug use.