Funny Quotes About Jobs and Unemployment

Quotable Quotes For Unemployed, Out of Work Jobseekers With a Sense of Humor

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Unemployment is not a funny matter for business, for the economy, or for any of the millions of unemployed jobseekers who are not working around the world. But that doesn't mean that out of work members of the workforce have completely lost their sense of humor.  And sometimes a fun or funny quote about jobs, working, not working, unemployment or even underemployment is just the thing to give frustrated jobseekers something to smile about and a refreshing pause in the stress of their current state of unemployment.

Laughing in the face of adversity may be an effective strategy to keep the unemployed sane throughout their seemingly neverending jobseeking quest.  

What follows is a collection of fun and funny quotable quotations about jobs, unemployment, working, and not working to be enjoyed by and shared with the unemployed among us.  These quotes are arranged from funny to fun, according to the sense of humor of the this website's producer.  Read the quotes to see if you agree, and then click on the links at the bottom of the page for more fun and funny quotable quotations which can be used to entertain or motivate yourself and others.

Fun and Funny Quotations from Famous People About Jobs, Working, Not Working, Employment, and Unemployment

  • "An acceptable level of unemployment means that the government economist to whom it is acceptable still has a job." - Unknown
  • "It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it's a depression when you lose yours." - Harry S. Truman
  • "The closest to perfection a person ever comes is when he fills out a job application form." - Stanley J. Randall
  • "Unemployment insurance is a pre-paid vacation for freeloaders." - Ronald Reagan quotes
  • "Many people quit looking for work when they find a job." - Anonymous
  • "Collecting unemployment is the new 30." - Author Unknown
  • "When we're unemployed, we're called lazy; when the whites are unemployed it's called a depression." - Jesse Jackson 
  • "Doing nothing is very hard to do...you never know when you're finished." - Leslie Nielsen
  • "Monday is a lame way to spend 1/7 of your life." - Anonymous
  • "Now joblessness isn't just for philosophy majors." - Kent Brockman
  • "We pretend to work because they pretend to pay us." - Unknown
  • "A Mission Statement is a dense slab of words that a large organization produces when it needs to establish that its workers are not just sitting around downloading Internet porn." - Dave Barry
  • "The number one sign you have nothing to do at work: The 4th Division of Paperclips has overrun the Pushpin Infantry and General White-Out has called for a new skirmish." ~ Fred Barling, "Humorscope"
  • "Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes you can do these things. Among them are H. L. Hunt (you possibly know his background), a few other Texas oil millionaires, and an occasional politician or business man from other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid." - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • "The trouble with unemployment is that the minute you wake up in the morning you're on the job." - Slappy White
  • "I always arrive late at the office, but I make up for it by leaving early." - Charles Lamb
  • “By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be a boss and work twelve hours a day.” – Robert Frost
  • “Unemployment is capitalism's way of getting you to plant a garden." - Orson Scott Card quotes 
  • "The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work." - Robert Frost
  • "Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work." - Robert Orben
  • "Unemployment has given me time to pursue real skills that will help further my non-existent career." - Author Unknown
  •  "One of the main perks of being unemployed is that Mondays aren't really so bad." -  Author Unknown
  • "What do you call a person who is happy on a Monday?  Unemployed!"  - Author Unknown
  • "Hate Mondays?  Try unemployment!" - Author Unknown

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