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be unemployed

be unemployed(
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a. estar desempleado
When I was unemployed, I spent all my time looking for positions and sending résumés.Cuando estaba desempleada, pasé todo mi tiempo buscando puestos y mandando hojas de vida.
b. estar desocupado
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Jacob claims that he isn't unemployed, he's just taking a gap year.Jacob dice que no está desocupado, sino que está tomando un año sabático.
c. estar parado
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Due to the recession, many more college graduates are unemployed than ten years ago.Debido a la recesión, muchos más licenciados están parados que hace diez años.
d. quedarse sin trabajo
Patrick's company closed and now he's unemployed.La empresa de Patrick cerró y ahora se queda sin trabajo.
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