An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (jobless)
a. unemployed
Desde que estoy desempleado, he enviado docenas de currículums sin respuesta.Since I'm unemployed, I've sent dozens of resumes with no answer.
b. out of work
En España, dejé de recibir la prestación por desempleo porque llevaba dos años desempleado.In Spain, I stopped getting unemployment benefits because I had been out of work for two years.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
2. (jobless person)
a. unemployed person
Muchos desempleados afirman que es muy difícil encontrar trabajo.Many unemployed people state that finding a job is extremely difficult.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. unemployed
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (general)
a. unemployed person
los desempleados de larga duraciónthe long-term unemployed
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desempleadoa desempleada
unemployed; out of work
unemployed man/woman
los desempleados the unemployed
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