joblessness

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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