from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Employed only part-time when one needs and desires full-time employment.
- adj. Inadequately employed, especially employed at a low-paying job that requires less skill or training than one possesses.
- adj. Not fully or adequately used or employed.
- n. Underemployed persons considered as a group. Used with the.
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- adj. Employed in a job for which one is overqualified; or employed in a job that does not pay as much as one wants or expects.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. employed only part-time when one needs full-time employment or not making full use of your skills
We are seeing more clients that have what we call underemployed, where they may be holding multiple jobs to make ends meet or maybe that they are not getting a full 40 hours a week, so they are looking for something better.
We're seeing more clients that have -- what we call underemployed, where they may be holding multiple jobs to make ends meet.
I see a lot of that in underemployed poorly educated white trash ….
As someone who has had direct experience with layoffs, I can tell you for sure that being slightly underemployed is WAY better than being unemployed.
Worse still, is the level of the "underemployed" -- those who are working at McDonald's but hoping to replace that job they had at a company that paid their mortgage and car payments, that are now being paid out of savings erosion.
Adding people who are working part-time but would prefer full-time jobs, nearly 27 million are "underemployed" - 17.1 percent of American adults, up from 16.7 percent in August and close to a record.
Adding those people plus others who are working part time but would prefer full-time jobs, nearly 27 million are "underemployed" - 17.1 percent of American adults, up from 16.7 percent in August and close to a record.
Taylor has joined the burgeoning ranks of the "underemployed" - the 8.9 million Americans who would prefer full-time jobs but must make do with part-time work.
Durham said the July figure also doesn't account for what he terms the "underemployed" - those people who have been laid off but found a replacement job that pays less, or workers facing layoff who opted for retirement.
HUNTINGTON: Bernstein points out that the percentage of so - called underemployed American workers is the highest in more than seven years, above 10 percent.
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