Definition of labour force in English:

labour force


  • All the members of a particular organization or country who are able to work, viewed collectively.

    ‘a firm with a labour force of one hundred people’
    • ‘But why are populations and labour forces making such large-scale movements between regions?’
    • ‘India and China are introducing a large pool of skilled and unskilled labour to compete with the labour forces of industrialised countries.’
    • ‘In addition to one of the fastest growing labor forces in the U.S., Collier County enjoys a very low unemployment rate.’
    • ‘Secondly, economic growth relies on the growth of labour forces, especially young labourers.’
    • ‘This has dramatically impacted the composition of the labour force, creating new challenges for us all.’
    • ‘The information refers to workers in the civilian labor force age 16 and over, unless otherwise noted.’
    • ‘The training and transferring of the rural labor forces of the city witnessed great development momentum’
    • ‘Social and economic trends have major impacts on labour forces of any industry and consequently there have been shifts in the health labour force in the last four decades.’
    • ‘In addressing how labor forces become global, I will discuss income, wages, and earnings, not unemployment.’
    • ‘Between 2006 and 2015, the study said the youth labor force in Asia is projected to decline by about 8 million or 2.3 percent.’
    • ‘In both these examples, world capital flowed to the countries that had young, educated labour forces.’
    • ‘If regional labour forces do not fully adjust to such employment changes, then geographical location may be important in explaining the increased polarization of unemployment rates.’
    workers, employees, workmen, workforce, staff, working people, blue-collar workers, hands, labourers, hired hands, proletariat, wage-earners, manpower, human resources, personnel
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