unemployment

unemployment(
uhn
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ihm
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ploy
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mihnt
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (lack of work)
a. el desempleo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
What measures is the government taking to reduce unemployment?El desempleo es uno de los peores males que aquejan a las sociedades modernas.
b. la desocupación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Unemployment and crime often go hand in hand.¿Qué medidas va a adoptar el gobierno para reducir el desempleo?
c. el paro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Unemployment has driven many young people to leave the country.El paro ha empujado a muchos jóvenes a marcharse del país.
d. la cesantía
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
Unemployment might reach its historic high this month.La cesantía podría alcanzar su máximo histórico este mes.
2. (unemployment compensation)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el subsidio por desempleo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
I'm going to wait to get my unemployment next week to buy that jacket.Voy a esperar a cobrar el subsidio por desempleo la semana que viene para comprar esa chaqueta.
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unemployment
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el desempleo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
b. el paro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
c. la desocupación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
unemployment stands at 10 percentel índice or la tasa de desempleo or
compensationsubsidio de desempleo or
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unemployment [ˈʌnɪmˈplɔɪmənt]
noun
desempleo (m); paro (m); (Esp) cesantía (f); (Chile)
modifier
unemployment benefit (Britain) (n)
unemployment figures (n) cifras (f) de desempleo; cifras (f) del paro; (Esp)
unemployment line (n) (US) fila (f) de parados; cola (f) del paro; (Esp)
Many white-collar workers, like stock brokers and investment bankers, /find themselves in the unemployment lines/
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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