1. Lack of self-worth.
2. Unemployed and longing for a job.
Employment is symbolic of value, power, purpose, and being plugged into your purpose for being alive.
To dream of being unemployed may reflect that you are temporarily disconnected from your life’s purpose, and that you have taken a detour on your life’s path. This dream may also be helping you to release your attachments to what you do for a living as being a statement about who you are.