One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
All the members of a particular organization or population who are able to work, viewed collectively.
workers, employees, workmen, workforce, staff, working people, blue-collar workers, hands, labourers, labour force, hired hands, proletariat, wage-earners, manpower, human resources, personnelView synonyms
- ‘In addition to one of the fastest growing labor forces in the U.S., Collier County enjoys a very low unemployment rate.’
- ‘In both these examples, world capital flowed to the countries that had young, educated labour forces.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘But why are populations and labour forces making such large-scale movements between regions?’
- ‘In addressing how labor forces become global, I will discuss income, wages, and earnings, not unemployment.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Secondly, economic growth relies on the growth of labour forces, especially young labourers.’
- ‘India and China are introducing a large pool of skilled and unskilled labour to compete with the labour forces of industrialised countries.’
- ‘The training and transferring of the rural labor forces of the city witnessed great development momentum’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
labor force/ˈlābər fôrs/
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