labour force

labour force
labour force noun
1. The number of workers employed in an industry, factory, etc
2. The part of the population which is employed or available for work
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Main Entry:labour

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labour force UK US noun [countable] usually singular [singular labour force plural labour forces] economics
all the people who work in a particular industry or country

Women now make up 47% of the labour force.

Thesaurus: workers considered as a groupsynonym general words relating to jobs and workhypernym

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ˈlabour force [labour force] (especially US ˈlabor force) noun countable + singular or plural verb
all the people who work for a company or in a country
Syn: workforce

a skilled/an unskilled labour force

An increasing percentage of the labour force is now unemployed.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.