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structural unemployment

Definition of Structural Unemployment

(noun) A type of unemployment that is caused by a mismatch between supply and demand for skills.

Structural Unemployment Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: struc·tur·al un·em·ploy·ment

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /strUHk-chuhr-ruhl uhn-im-plOI-muhnt/
  • British English – /strUHk-chuh-ruhl uhn-im-plOI-ment/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˈstrʌkʧərəl ˌʌnɪmˈplɔɪmənt/
  • British English – /ˈstrʌkʧərəl ˌʌnɪmˈplɔɪmənt/

Usage Note

  • Plural: structural unemployments

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Works Consulted

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Cite the Definition of Structural Unemployment

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “structural unemployment.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved March 4, 2024 (https://sociologydictionary.org/structural-unemployment/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

structural unemployment. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/structural-unemployment/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “structural unemployment.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed March 4, 2024. https://sociologydictionary.org/structural-unemployment/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“structural unemployment.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 4 Mar. 2024. <https://sociologydictionary.org/structural-unemployment/>.