This is not an auspicious dream. It implies depression in business circles and loss of Employment to wage earners. It also denotes bodily illness.
To dream of being out of work, denotes that you will have no fear, as you are always sought out for your conscientious fulfilment of contracts, which make you a desired help.
Giving Employment to others, indicates loss for yourself. All dreams of this nature may be interpreted as the above.
Gustavus Miller's Book of Dreams