“I’m actually between jobs right now.”

English Lesson: I’m actually between jobs right now.

You run into an old friend from college in a supermarket. She asks about your job. You were laid off a few months ago and haven't gotten a new job. You explain your situation.

I’m actually between jobs right now.

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(something) actually (is / does something)

"Actually" is a word that you use when you're saying something that you think will be surprising or new information to the listeners. For example:

Wow, this is actually pretty good.

I actually did it myself.

You can use "actually" in several places in a sentence. One place is before a verb, like this:

We've actually had to turn away business.

right now

The word "now" can mean a few different things. It can mean the present moment:

I'm cooking dinner now.

Or it can mean a longer period of time:

I live in Utah now.

The phrase "right now" sounds a little shorter than "now".

(someone) is between jobs

When someone doesn't have a job right now, they might say that they are "between jobs":

A: Are you still working at Comcast?

B: No, I'm actually between jobs.

This sounds a little better than saying "I'm unemployed" or "I don't have a job."