Translation of unemployment in Spanish:

unemployment

desempleo, n.

Pronunciation /ʌnɛmˈplɔɪm(ə)nt//ˌənəmˈplɔɪmənt//ʌnɪmˈplɔɪm(ə)nt/

noun

  • 1

    (being out of work)
    desempleo masculine
    desocupación feminine
    paro masculine Spain
    cesantía feminine Chile
    before noun unemployment insurance seguro de desempleo masculine
    • unemployment benefit or (US also) compensation subsidio de cesantía
    • Holland has just had eight years of solid economic growth and unemployment is almost non-existent.
    • In urban areas the problem of unemployment is not acute, it is serious mainly in rural areas.
    • Part of the joy of unemployment is, of course, that I can scour the Internet for the least relevant links ever.
    • Another point is that unemployment is a trap that can be hard to get out of.
    • It has languished long enough in the shadow of unemployment and empty promises.
    • He said such support could help to curb crime and unemployment in South Africa.
    • To make any serious headway against unemployment, twice that number need to be created.
    • This will in turn reduce serious long-term unemployment as well as youth unemployment.
    • As a society, we have chosen to have a certain level of unemployment in exchange for low inflation.
    • I have found it strange and yet logical that one of the first symptoms of unemployment is serious and serial sloth.
    • The youth want to leave the country as unemployment has become a serious problem.
    • Schools in sink estates send more pupils into unemployment than to further or higher education.
    • In the next two sections we consider unemployment, and occupation and job levels.
    • Higher education is a path away from unemployment and to equality with the rest of the working world.
    • The low level of unemployment has also been a major contributor to growth.
    • Drug abuse, unemployment and prejudice are among the many difficulties facing our communities.
    • This is a very real fear for them, as unemployment has a drastic impact on people's self esteem.
    • One such issue is the crippling and dangerous state of unemployment amongst young people.
    • Cllr Weir also went on to highlight the problem of unemployment in the Ballina area.
    • While this group is a spending group, it is also subject to mid-life redundancy and unemployment.
  • 2

    (number of unemployed)
    desempleo masculine
    número de desempleados masculine
    paro masculine Spain
    cesantía feminine Chile
    hidden unemployment desempleo encubierto / disfrazado
    • before noun unemployment figures número de parados
    • The politicians will lose voters and the unemployment figures will certainly go up with a bang.
    • The official unemployment figures for April also point to a contracting economy.
    • Critics perceived it as a desperate government policy to hide the soaring unemployment figures of the day.
    • So all this economic growth stuff and unemployment figures may be wide of the real mark.
    • The latest UK unemployment figures have shown a small fall in the number of jobless.
    • The index saw its biggest rise for nine months in July when record unemployment figures were announced.
    • The drop in Maori unemployment on a proportionate basis has been most impressive.
    • One suspects that at least some of the reason is that the unemployment figures are thereby massaged.
    • What will cause problems to both borrowers and lenders is if the economy takes a dive and unemployment rises.
    • Also the second oil crisis towards the end of the 1970s had an influence on the unemployment figures.
    • Inflation, unemployment and retail sales figures are all forecast to point to a slowdown.
    • The unemployment figure in this country is the lowest that it has been in a generation.
    • A number of policies were introduced which caused the unemployment figures to drop.
    • The actual unemployment rate in the shanties is much higher than official figures.
    • The decease in the unemployment figures did little to increase the government's popularity.
    • The achievement by this government I am most proud of is the unemployment figure.
    • With six-and-a-half per cent unemployment, we have the worst figures in the region.
    • It would lower unemployment figures because more people would be able to do it.
    • One of the main reasons is it's very difficult to get unemployment figures over a century.
    • It must also be said that it helps to keep the unemployment figures at an acceptable level.