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underemployed

[uhn-der-em-ploid] /ˌʌn dər ɛmˈplɔɪd/
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 of underemployed
1905-1910
1905-10; under- + employ + -ed2
Related forms
underemployment, noun
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  • underemployment in agriculture is expected to continue at least throughout the 1970s.

    Area Handbook for Romania Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • Another permanent cause of unemployment is underemployment and underpayment.

British Dictionary definitions for underemployment

underemployed

/ˌʌndərɪmˈplɔɪd/
adjective
1.
not fully or adequately employed
Derived Forms
underemployment, noun
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