Definition of labor force in English:

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labor force

Pronunciation: /ˈlābər fôrs/


All the members of a particular organization or population who are able to work, viewed collectively.
Example sentences
  • India and China are introducing a large pool of skilled and unskilled labour to compete with the labour forces of industrialised countries.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Syllabification: la·bor force

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