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structural unemployment

noun
1.
unemployment caused by basic changes in the overall economy, as in demographics, technology, or industrial organization.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65
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British Dictionary definitions for structural unemployment

structural unemployment

noun
1.
(economics) unemployment resulting from changes in the structure of an industry as a result of changes in either technology or taste
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Contemporary definitions for structural unemployment
noun

unemployment that occurs due to industrial reorganization rather than changes in supply or demand

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structural unemployment in Culture

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Relatively long-lasting unemployment resulting from long-term shifts in economies and markets rather than short-term savings in economic conditions.

Note: Structural unemployment tends to develop around major changes in an economy, such as the move from an industrial to a technological economy. Workers displaced by the decline of the old economy tend not to be trained in fields suitable for the new economy, so they remain out of work.
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