labor force

labor force
noun Date: 1863 workforce

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • labor force — UK US noun [C] US HR ► LABOUR FORCE(Cf. ↑labour force) …   Financial and business terms

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  • Labor force —    Due to the Soviet legacy, the Russian workforce is highly educated and enjoys nearly universal literacy. Nine out of 10 Russian workers have completed secondary education or higher. Gender equality is also high, with women making up nearly… …   Historical Dictionary of the Russian Federation

  • labor force —  Workers. U.S. Department of Commerce labor force statistics include employed and unemployed persons sixteen years old or older who either have jobs or are actively looking for and available for employment …   American business jargon

  • labor force — la′bor force n. work force • Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • labor force — 1. See work force. 2. (in the U.S.) the body of people who are at least 14 years old and are either employed or available for employment. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • labor force — noun The collective group of people who are employed …   Wiktionary

  • labor force — all of the wage earning workers …   English contemporary dictionary

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