noun the unemployed
among the unemployed

The party's policies were popular among the unemployed.

the ranks of the unemployed

He graduated with a good degree, only to join the ranks of the unemployed.

be, be counted as (esp. AmE), be registered (as) (BrE)
remain, stay
leave sb, make sb (esp. BrE)

The closure of the factory left hundreds of men unemployed.

chronically (AmE), permanently
Unemployed is used with these nouns: ↑actor, actress, ↑people, ↑person, ↑worker, ↑youth

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