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    In conditions of unemployment/joblessness

    Would you say that they are interchangeable expressions: unemployment / joblessness? And correct in this expression "in conditions of unemployment/joblessness?

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    Re: In conditions of unemployment/joblessness

    Please provide a complete sentence.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    Re: In conditions of unemployment/joblessness

    The sector is growing even in conditions of unemployment/joblessness.

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    Re: In conditions of unemployment/joblessness

    Perhaps:

    The XYZ sector is growing despite the recession.

    OR

    The XYZ sector is growing despite a high level of unemployment at the present time.

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    Re: In conditions of unemployment/joblessness

    'Joblessness' sounds like a desperate ploy to avoid an over-use of 'unemployment'. It's not a common word.
    However, 'the jobless' can be used as a synonym for 'the unemployed'.

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    Re: In conditions of unemployment/joblessness

    "The sector" is meaningless, thus my alternatives. You could also say, for example, the healthcare industry or the automobile industry.

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