worklessness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

workless +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

worklessness (uncountable)

  1. (UK) Unemployment; the state of being without paid work
    • 2009 January 16, Libby Brooks, “Generation Crunch need more than just McJobs”, The Guardian:
      The majority come from circumstances where worklessness is embedded, and placements need to incorporate some element of mentoring if these individuals are to develop the life skills necessary to sustain a career.

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