Being involuntarily out of work. The government defines unemployed as people who are jobless, looking for jobs, and available for work.

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If you are unemployed the best things you can do are look for new jobs and continue to learn new skills.

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Sheryl was embarrassed that despite her many years working for her father's company, after his death, she found herself unemployed.

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The unemployed individual received unemployment compensation for six months as that was the policy the federal government had decided was fair.

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