Someone who's employed has a job or is busy with something. Some people believe that employed teenagers get themselves in less trouble than those without jobs.

If you're working, you're employed. Most employed people work traditional full-time jobs, although an increasing number of them are freelancers or have part-time positions. Another way to use this adjective is to mean "used," as when you say, "The employed methods for keeping the classroom calm seem a little extreme to me." The adjective employed comes from the related verb, employ, "use, apply, occupy, or hire."

Definitions of employed
  1. adjective
    having your services engaged for; or having a job especially one that pays wages or a salary
    “most of our graduates are employed
    actively or fully engaged or occupied
    having services contracted for
    having services engaged for a fee
    on the job, working
    actively engaged in paid work
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    not engaged in a gainful occupation
    not in action or at work
    discharged, dismissed, fired, laid-off, pink-slipped
    having lost your job
    idle, jobless, out of work
    not having a job
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  2. adjective
    put to use
    developed or used to greatest advantage
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