Top 100 Unemployed Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Unemployed Quotes from famous people such as Fumio Sasaki, Mark Haddon, Hans Blix, Marine Le Pen, Sendhil Ramamurthy, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

In my community of minimalists, there are really wealth

In my community of minimalists, there are really wealthy people who work at stock brokerage firms, there are people who are unemployed, but it doesn’t seem to matter. We’re all really good friends, and we get along really well. It’s a very varied and diverse community.
Fumio Sasaki
I’m a writer! If you work in an office, it dampens you. It makes you fit a routine. The effect of being a writer is not dissimilar to being long-term unemployed. And everyone knows that is not good for you.
Mark Haddon
Look at the Palestinians with the huge, huge percentage of unemployed. What does that breed? Anyone who’s unemployed in the world, you feel there’s no meaning and there’s a risk that you drift over to something desperate. Yes, we have to tackle the social problems as well.
Hans Blix
There’s a big difference between France and the U.S. In the U.S., immigrants must work to live. In France, they’re taken care of by public finances. In France, there are millions of unemployed people already. We cannot house them, give them health care, education… finance people who keep coming and coming.
Marine Le Pen
You spend most of your time as an actor unemployed, so you’re not going to hear me complaining that I haven’t had a day off in three weeks.
Sendhil Ramamurthy
I grew up in New York City during the Depression. My earliest recollections were of my parents talking about what they would do if they didn’t have the rent money. Luckily, we were never evicted. But my father was unemployed most of the time.
Stan Lee
When we’re unemployed, we’re called lazy; when the whites are unemployed it’s called a depression.
Jesse Jackson
Growing up in Flint, Michigan, I saw so many kids from my school end up in jail or unemployed, and gangs would hang out and cause trouble in my neighborhood. I had to learn how to protect myself, because it didn’t feel like anyone else was protecting me.
Claressa Shields
I was effectively unemployed after my son was born. I resigned from Bristol because I wasn’t happy with the way my career was going then discovered I was pregnant when I was out of a job, but I was freelancing.
Alice Roberts
My desire to be an artist really came out of being broke and unemployed and incapable of holding a job down. That’s what it was driven by for sure.
Gary Hume
I found that golf saved me from going to the pub every day, so instead, I play golf with other unemployed actors. I’m a member of the Stage Golfing Society, and I play golf with all sorts of people.
Phil Daniels
There are 20 million unemployed and what does the Constitution offer us in the Europe of 25, 27 and soon to be 30: policies of unrestricted competition to the detriment of production, wages, research and innovation.
Laurent Fabius
Basically, after an ABC sitcom I did, I ended up with a holding deal with 20th Century Fox. Absolutely cool. It pays you to be unemployed. And the bigger the entity that gives you the deal, the better.
Nathan Fillion
I teach at Caltech and oversee a research laboratory there. In general, I find that the majority of young people are excited by the prospects of research, but they soon discover that in the current market, many doctorate-level scientists are holding temporary positions or are unemployed.
Ahmed Zewail
Writing was something I always liked, but it wasn’t a career until I was laid off from my executive position in my 30s. I started a website because I was bored, unemployed and angry.
Jen Lancaster
The reason I am unemployed for six months out of every year is because I have to turn down most of the films I’m offered. If I didn’t, I’d only ever play a dark, satanic count on a horse.
Rufus Sewell
When you’re unemployed for six months or a year, it is hard to qualify for a lease, so even the option of relocating to find a job is often off the table.
Janet Yellen
I had a lovely time growing up. But I was very aware of the miners’ strike going on, friends’ families collapsing, and people being unemployed.
John Tiffany
Very few undocumented workers come here to be unemployed.
Bob Beckel
The longer workers are unemployed, the greater the likelihood that their skills will erode and workers will lose attachment to the labor force, permanently damaging the economy’s dynamism and potential output.
Jerome Powell
Despite our high rate of unemployment, 300,000 jobs go unfilled largely because many of the unemployed lack the skills needed today as a result of technological progress.
Kim Campbell
I had to think ahead. How much would I really enjoy committing five or seven years to working on this? When you’re an unemployed actor offered a TV pilot, no matter who you are you’re tempted by the good hunk of change to be made. It keeps you out of the unemployment line.
Gerald McRaney
Why are people unemployed? Because there is no work. Why is there no work? Because people are not buying products and services. Why are people not buying products and services? Because they have no money. Why do people have no money? Because they are unemployed.
Craig Bruce
We got to put in place policies to ensure that those who are unemployed, what do we do for them?
Tan Cheng Bock
Transitioning to being an unemployed film actor is different, but it’s fun and I’ve been looking forward to it for a while.
Adam Brody
Worse there cannot be; a better, I believe, there may be, by giving energy to the capital and skill of the country to produce exports, by increasing which, alone, can we flatter ourselves with the prospect of finding employment for that part of our population now unemployed.
Joseph Hume
I do try to think if I can afford not to do something I don’t want to do, and if I can, then I don’t do it, that’s for sure. But the consequence of that is that you can be unemployed, it can make you feel ghastly, because you wonder if you will ever work again.
Lesley Sharp
I own half a million dollars worth of-houses in California. That’s a lot for an unemployed actor.
Bob Crane
Gen Y consume most of their media online and mobile. Gen Y, as the Baby Boomers drop off, are the largest cohort with the largest amount of money – despite the fact that half of them are unemployed.
Shane Smith
We want to change the way we help unemployed people find jobs. We want to be faster and more goal oriented.
Gerhard Schroder
My novel got published, and I became a paid writer, which was nice, and then it came out, and nobody bought it, so I became an unemployed writer again.
Tom King
Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of the two brothers who carried

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of the two brothers who carried out the marathon bombing, was a non-practicing Muslim who only became an Islamist militant once his dreams of becoming an Olympic boxer faded. At the time of the attack, he was unemployed.
Peter Bergen
I mean, the reality is unemployment today – over 14 million Americans are unemployed. That’s exactly what it was a year ago. I mean, this – the American people know we can’t borrow and spend and bail our way back to a growing economy.
Mike Pence
Although labor income is by far the largest component of gross national product, a job is not just a commodity. For many, work is an important reason for living. Even for those who are less fortunate in their allocation of work, being unemployed is a miserable state.
Dale T. Mortensen
Our businesses can’t create jobs when they’re losing revenue, and the unemployed can’t apply for jobs when they can’t pay their phone bill.
Chellie Pingree
What this country needs is more unemployed politicians.
Angela Davis
In normal times, laid-off workers are unemployed an average of eight weeks.
Elaine Chao
My family was mostly unemployed working class.
Noam Chomsky
I’m always conscious of the fact that I am part of a profession that is 80% permanently unemployed. So, to be working in any sense is to be privileged.
Derek Jacobi
I hope to stay unemployed as a war photographer till the end of my life.
Robert Capa
Help to Work’ always felt like a singularly inappropriate name for a scheme which had the express intention of ‘stepping up the pressure’ on the long-term unemployed, rather than actually helping them into work.
Emily Thornberry
It is better for a youth to earn living selling pakodas instead of being unemployed. Making pakodas is not shameful; what is shameful is comparing such a person with a beggar.
Amit Shah
Being unemployed is not good for an actor. No, it isn’t, no matter how unsuccessful you are. Because you always remember getting fired from all the restaurants. You remember that stuff very, very strongly.
Philip Seymour Hoffman
All my adult life, I have lived with Labour lies about tax cuts. Their cry is always the same. Tax cuts are impossible in a civilised society. They mean less revenue for the state, which means sacked teachers, unemployed doctors, fewer nurses. I am amazed anyone still takes such arrant twaddle seriously.
John Redwood
There’s only two givens with choosing acting as a profession: one is you will always be unemployed, always, and it doesn’t matter how much money you make, you’re still always going to be unemployed; and that you have no power.
Frances McDormand
Some people, such as the unemployed coal miners and steelworkers of the Rust Belt, have been left behind by growing prosperity.
Max Boot
I’m grateful I know what it’s like to be unemployed for long periods of time.
Charlie Cox
In my right-wing politics of the time, I held that unemployment was usually the fault of the unemployed.
Luke Ford
No politician in a European sense is happy with 26 million people unemployed. Nobody can be happy with 6 to 9 million young people unemployed. You have to give them hope and confidence and a sense of inspiration that the European process is actually about people, not about bureaucracy.
Enda Kenny
In the 1930s, unemployed working people could anticipate that their jobs would come back.
Noam Chomsky
Many people compare the agitation of MNS with Shiv Sena because of the mode of agitation. But the main difference is that while Shiv Sena launched an agitation for the poor Marathi unemployed youth, the agitation of MNS is directed against the ‘goondaism’ of North Indians.
Raj Thackeray
In 1843, everybody was hungry, unemployed, and conditions were very bad.
Claire Tomalin
The biggest challenge to being an actor is, when you’re not working, just being unemployed: the downtime and not having anything to do.
Alden Ehrenreich
No one in a normal walk of life flies into a new city unknown and unemployed and ends up doing their job on national television a few days later. I love the game, but it’s crazy sometimes.
Peyton Hillis
There are people walking around the streets of Kansas City who are unemployed, while one of our largest employers is not only sending jobs aboard, but then turning around and making a statement about preserving jobs.
Emanuel Cleaver
The normal state of an actor is unemployed.
Terry O’Quinn
I remember my parents were always around, and that was glorious, but as an adult and as an actor I look back now and see, no, they were at home for long stints because they were unemployed.
Phoebe Fox
I basically sat around unemployed in Sydney for three years straight, and the two things that saved me were the rugby league and my dog.
Ben Mendelsohn
In addition to joblessness, of course, by the working of supply and demand, when you have a larger number of people unemployed, wages do not rise at the normal level, so that we had last year a drop in real wages.
Tim Bishop
It’s time to update our workplace policies to reflect the realities of the 21st-century labor force and to support modern working families. It’s time to continue our nation’s long commitment to supporting unemployed workers by extending emergency unemployment compensation.
Tom Perez
I grew up in a quiet suburb in South Texas, and loved the in-your-faceness of the East Village. In the early days, when I was still unemployed, I’d lie on a bench in Tompkins Square Park perusing the listings in the ‘Village Voice’ for a place to live.
Amy Chozick
When I was unemployed, I hosted lots of dinner parties. Now I have time to make a pot of soup for the week – if I’m lucky!
Lela Loren
I first picked up a camera when I was like 19 because I

I first picked up a camera when I was like 19 because I was unemployed and starting to get bored, and I was like ‘right, what can I do?’ And vlogging was just the thing that was on the rise, so I was like, ‘let’s give that a go,’ and luckily it turned out very well.
Carrie Hope Fletcher
The best way to overcome joblessness is to create a social contract between the public and private sectors to provide decent jobs for the unemployed. The decaying infrastructure of our cities is in urgent need of repair and restoration.
Martin Luther King III
When you’re not successful as a musician, you are oftentimes unemployed.
Tobias Forge
A lot of unemployed families were moved to Hastings, and places were built for them. They’re communities of unemployed people. It’s been difficult dealing with that.
Amber Rudd
In one of my secondary schools, the single kindest thing I remember was a teacher who quietly offered to wash the uniform of a friend who was being hounded by children saying he ‘stank’: his mother was unemployed and couldn’t always afford to take his clothes to the launderette.
Dawn Foster
It was tough times in Ohio when we lived there. My dad was between unemployed and just selling random knickknacks at a flea market. My mom was a cashier at a Chinese food restaurant. They both had awesome careers back in Taiwan, and they came here for my sister and I.
Chieh Huang
As an actor, we’re unemployed a lot, so I’m familiar with the stress of trying to get a gig, and sometimes you take shows that you don’t really want to do to keep the money coming in.
Aaron Douglas
When you talk to unemployed young people you hear one thing above all others – if you haven’t got experience how can you get a job? But if you don’t have a job, how can you get experience?
Chris Grayling
I’m one of the great unemployed looking for the next job. I’m waiting for the right offer. Like anyone, I want something that turns me on inside.
Francesca Annis
I’ve been incredibly lucky. I know what it’s like to be an unemployed actor, to beat the bricks. I’ve been in the right place at the right time.
Ben Schnetzer
My dad was a house painter. He was often unemployed by the time I came along.
Beth Macy
If we discover niche services that have been overlooked in our society, we can create many jobs for the unemployed, retired and young people.
Park Won-soon
Coming out of Juilliard, I honestly was expecting and willing to be breaking my neck, hustling, and being unemployed for a decade, two decades. I was gritting my teeth, but I was so down to do that.
Alex Sharp
Washington’s insatiable desire to spend our children’s inheritance on failed stimulus plans and other misguided economic theories have given record debt and left us with far too many unemployed.
Rick Perry
We’ve created the class of folks who are unemployed for longer than a year that it’s very, very difficult to reconnect to society.
Kevin Hassett
I’ve been doing radio since I was 18, and I’ve been unemployed four times from radio for various reasons.
Charlamagne tha God
Dhol’ is a light-hearted thriller revolving around four unemployed guys who are chasing money. It’s my first attempt at comedy.
Kunal Khemu
I must have had faith that day. When I went out, I was Henry Fonda again. An unemployed actor but a man.
Henry Fonda
People say I owe a lot to television. The fact is I was a star long before television. What TV made me is unemployed.
Milton Berle
Unless you are wealthy, you cannot afford to act or direct one play and remain unemployed the rest of the time.
Cyrus Broacha
Our people are unemployed and anxious to work for the food which foreigners can give us.
Joseph Hume
And it was a huge emotional thing to leave the law and become unemployed – to be a student again.
David Steinberg
The children of the unemployed achieve less in school and appear to have reduced long-term earnings prospects.
Ben Bernanke
I’m constantly paranoid that I’ll be unemployed for the rest of my life… and have to go back folding shirts at the Gap, which you know… you gotta do what you gotta do.
Constance Wu
Around 80% of Liberians are unemployed and only half of all children go to primary school. Just one in 20 go on to secondary school. Young children are on the streets instead of in the classrooms. We are not giving them the opportunity to learn and they will struggle to get jobs when they grow up.
George Weah
For those that are working part time, in small businesses, or who are unemployed and do not currently have health insurance, we want to make sure that you are covered.
Valerie Jarrett
I will never be unemployed.
Dave Ramsey
In fact, black students with college degrees are twice as likely to be unemployed as white students with college degrees. So, to say there there is not an issue for black Americans and Latinos in terms of the opportunity that college is supposed to create would be wrong.
Maya Wiley
Once I was unemployed and didn’t have money, you can’t just go to dinner. The onus is on you to learn to cook… I learned how important the right equipment is.
Jen Lancaster
You know, if I listened to Michael Dukakis long enough, I would be convinced we’re in an economic downturn and people are homeless and going without food and medical attention and that we’ve got to do something about the unemployed.
Ronald Reagan
I totally remember that: being 25 and unemployed and trying to stretch each cappuccino for 60 minutes.
Amor Towles
I have invested some money and I have a home, but peopl

I have invested some money and I have a home, but people don’t realise that you might only be working for a few weeks of the year and remain unemployed the rest of the time.
Greta Scacchi
In every community there are poor and unemployed people.
Mayawati
Everybody was saying we must have more leisure. Now they are complaining they are unemployed.
Prince Philip
For someone whose goal in life was to stay unemployed, I can’t imagine what I thought was going to happen. I was so terrified of everything, I just thought I’d curl up in the gutter and die, and by a complete mistake, my life turned out to be absolutely wonderful.
Deborah Eisenberg
Italy is divided between us and them, rich and poor, north and south, young and old, employed and unemployed.
Romano Prodi
Anyone who has lived in an area with high unemployment knows how it erodes social bonds, lowers the resilience of the unemployed and their families, and damages the prospects of the next generation.
Sharan Burrow
What’s funny about the slacker thing, people project an image of what they think a musician is: young, slack, unemployed – like a really romantic idea of a poet, writer or musician – which isn’t really true a lot of the time. I don’t reckon you would know anything about me if I wasn’t moderately hard-working.
Courtney Barnett