from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having no job.
- adj. Of or relating to those who have no jobs.
- n. Unemployed people considered as a group. Used with the.
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- adj. Lacking employment.
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- adj. not having a job
I detest the term "jobless recovery" as an oxymoron.
I replied that he should tell that to the millions of young people who are unemployed - to them the term jobless recovery is an oxymoron.
Allowing the term jobless recovery to be used so frequently, speaking of a recovery when unemployment was only getting worse and sandwiching a jobs summit between other events in December also helped send this message.
But after the last two recessions, the unemployment rate kept climbing for more than a year, giving rise to the term jobless recovery.
I continue to think that the term jobless recovery should be replaced by productivity-cushioned recession.
The trend has given a new gender-specific meaning to the phrase "jobless recovery" and is further proof the hiring rebound isn't reaching all groups.
Clinton was a centrist, triangulating New Democrat who entered office during a period of lingering joblessness which engendered the term jobless recovery.
And, while unemployment did fall slightly, nearly 14 million people are still listed as unemployed, and millions more are classified as "jobless" -- people who have given up looking for work and thus can't qualify as being unemployed.
ROMANS: And that's what we call a jobless recovery, right?
All right this next story is a prime example of what we call jobless but not hopeless.