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[uhn-der-em-ploid] /ˌʌn dər ɛmˈplɔɪd/
employed at a job that does not fully use one’s skills or abilities.
employed only part-time when one is available for full-time work.
not utilized fully.
underemployed workers collectively.
not fully or adequately employed


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