Adjective "underemployment" definition and examples

(Underemployment may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˌʌndərɪmˈplɔɪm(ə)nt/

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Definitions and examples

noun

  1. 'Unemployment and underemployment of breadwinners is, of course, devastating for families.'
  2. 'While graduate employment figures may be healthy, the problem of underemployment can clearly have a negative effect on both students and companies.'

More definitions

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. noun

4. underemployed workers collectively.

More examples(as adjective)

"rates can be underemployment."

"stands can be underemployment."

Origin

(underemployed)