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unemployable

[uhn-em-ploi-uh-buh l] /ˌʌn ɛmˈplɔɪ ə bəl/
adjective
1.
unsuitable for employment; unable to find or keep a job.
noun
2.
an unemployable individual.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; un-1 + employable
Related forms
unemployability, noun
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Examples from the web for unemployable
  • They are now in business where before they were unemployable.
  • Which, in combination, more or less rendered me unemployable.
  • So, we'll have a growing part of the population unemployed and unemployable.
  • It was meant to be used to pay for the disabled, the unemployable, and widows.
  • Instead, he emphasized that their disclosures terminated their careers and rendered them virtually unemployable.
  • Employers often complain that universities are churning out graduates who are largely unemployable.
  • If you were to eliminate that offsetting advantage, you would make them unemployable.
  • The lower real wages that follow could make a lot of apparently unemployable workers look attractive.
  • So you're left with a bunch of people who are not only unemployed, but essentially unemployable.
  • Instead, those workers linger on the fringe of the workforce until they become essentially unemployable.
British Dictionary definitions for unemployable

unemployable

/ˌʌnɪmˈplɔɪəbəl/
adjective
1.
unable or unfit to keep a job
Derived Forms
unemployability, noun
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