Definition of structural unemployment in English:

structural unemployment


  • Unemployment resulting from industrial reorganization, typically due to technological change, rather than fluctuations in supply or demand.

    • ‘Before 1994 greenfield investment was largely confined to areas with high structural unemployment.’
    • ‘The consequence of this is structural unemployment - a situation in which increasing numbers of unemployed lose work skills.’
    • ‘It's true that the shift of service jobs to countries such as India, like other trade-related dislocation, adds to the temporary pain of structural unemployment.’
    • ‘By the time of Mitterrand's exit from politics in 1995, the country suffered from a structural unemployment rate that hovered around 12 per cent.’
    • ‘President Chirac's team made pledges on reforms which could diminish the high level of overall structural unemployment.’
    • ‘Workforce 2010 stresses the importance of investing in education, training and innovation as the key to reducing structural unemployment.’
    • ‘In addition to a reduction in structural unemployment, deregulation also lowers the incentive for surprise inflation.’
    • ‘A third change to the nature of work since the 1970s has been the growth and acceptance of structural unemployment.’
    • ‘Exports will bear no relationship to our domestic employment as structural unemployment becomes increasingly obvious.’
    • ‘The focus now is more properly on environmental sustainability and, as argued earlier, on the demographic implications of structural unemployment.’
    • ‘Bad historical luck could lock a group into the wrong skills or geography, causing retarded growth and structural unemployment.’
    • ‘Financial Secretary Henry Tang said yesterday that Hong Kong's structural unemployment will take some time to ease.’
    • ‘These factors contributed to sluggish economic growth and persistently high structural unemployment, especially in the eastern states.’
    • ‘The actual result was the decline by a third of Gaza's GDP, structural unemployment rates of between 25-30 per cent and the second Intifada.’
    • ‘This might lead to a conservation of the high level of structural unemployment.’


structural unemployment

/ˈstrək(t)SH(ə)rəl ˌənəmˈploimənt/