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The state of having no job
“It has unemployment levels at three times the national average and truancy rates run five times above average measures.”
Lack of action or activity
Free time and its activities
A period of temporary economic decline during which trade and industrial activity are reduced, generally identified by a fall in GDP in two successive quarters
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