jobless

[job-lis]
adjective
1.
without a job.
2.
noting or pertaining to persons without jobs, especially to those who are seeking employment.
noun
3.
(used with a plural verb) unemployed people collectively, especially those who are seeking a job (usually preceded by the ).

Origin:
1800–10; job1 + -less

joblessness, noun
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jobless (ˈdʒɒblɪs)
 
adj
a.  unemployed
 b.  (as collective noun; preceded by the): the jobless
 
joblessness
 
n

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Example sentences
Many jobless people, he realized, cannot afford a car to reach a job site.
The crash of the housing bubble exasperated the recession, delayed the
  recovery, and created the jobless aftermath.
And there was the recession and today's jobless recovery to worry us.
Do expect it to leave thousands of people jobless or working ungodly hours for
  low wages in toxic sweatshops.
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