labour force


labour force
labour force labour force force1

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labour force UK US UK (US labor force) noun [C] ECONOMICS, HR
all the people in a particular country who are of the right age to work, or all the people who work for a particular company: »

Half of Britain's labour force works more than the maximum 48 hours a week.

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Recession-ravaged manufacturers reduced their labour forces by more than 700,000.

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a skilled/unskilled labor force

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a casual/temporary labour force

Compare WORKFORCE(Cf. ↑workforce)

Financial and business terms. 2012.