under employment

underemployed

[uhn-der-em-ploid]
adjective
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.

Origin:
1905–10; under- + employ + -ed2

underemployment, noun
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underemployed (ˌʌndərɪmˈplɔɪd)
 
adj
not fully or adequately employed
 
underem'ployment
 
n

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