American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Not able to find or hold a job: unemployable people.
- adj. Not employable
- adj. not acceptable for employment as a worker
- un- + employable (Wiktionary)
“The AFL great will return to football as an expert for Channel Ten, two years after a Miami arrest saw him labelled unemployable, the Herald Sun reports.”
“Too many people are becoming long-term unemployable, and what we need to do is try and move them back into the labor force.”
“But it keeps bankers off the streets, so we're helping the long-term unemployable .”
“They were rendered unemployable, which is why my family moved to England when I was a boy.”
“It appears that welfare clients, people who are traditionally classified as unemployable for various reasons, are being included in such programs with the intension of "bettering" the long-term unemployment statistics.”
“These are called unemployable in the latest statistics.”
“At the end of the decade, people who 10 years earlier had been written off as "unemployable" were working, and, for a few quarters before the crash, employers were actually bidding up the wages of people making $7 an hour.”
“A carefully designed program would provide meaningful work and training opportunities to women who have been outside the labor force for too long and may be regarded as 'unemployable' by private sector employers.”
“Many of them are branded as "unemployable" before they are even given a chance.”
“It's always a good idea to look at employing the "unemployable"... for example, if I would need an econonomics PhD and I would live in a racist society I would imagine I could get a black graduate, cheaper and easier than a white one, ceteris paribus.”
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