out of work, laid off, at liberty, between jobs, in the bread lines, receiving charity, jobless, idle, inactive, loafing, unoccupied, without gainful employment, on the dole, cooling one's heels*, on the shelf*; see also lazy 1.
Howard was unemployed but was forced to eat an expensive lease.
You've got more time on your hands than an unemployed whaler.
Large numbers of unemployed, ex-criminal and other needy persons have been aided or dealt with.
A numerous floating population of labourers, attracted at certain periods by pressing work in the port, and afterwards left unemployed owing to the enormous fluctuations in the corn trade, is one of the features of Odessa.
After his return to England from the Cape, being unemployed, Gordon decided to go to Palestine, a country he had long desired to visit.