- labour force
- labour force noun1. The number of workers employed in an industry, factory, etc2. The part of the population which is employed or available for work• • •Main Entry: ↑labour
* * *labour force UK US noun [countable] usually singular [singular labour force plural labour forces] economicsall the people who work in a particular industry or country
Women now make up 47% of the labour force.
* * *ˈlabour force [labour force] (especially US ˈlabor force) noun countable + singular or plural verball the people who work for a company or in a countrySyn: ↑workforce
a skilled/an unskilled labour force
An increasing percentage of the labour force is now unemployed.
Useful english dictionary. 2012.