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labor force

noun
2.
(in the U.S.) the body of people who are at least 14 years old and are either employed or available for employment.
Origin of labor force
1880-1885
1880-85
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  • In a labor force so numerous and diversified the most careful adjustments in human relationships were necessary.

  • The labor force attracted to the towns and the North by higher wages.

    The Negro Farmer Carl Kelsey
  • In most of the basic industries the new immigrants constitute at least half the labor force.

    The Old World in the New Edward Alsworth Ross
  • The labor force had increased by 54 percent compared with its size in 1960, and the number of women workers more than doubled.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • The percentage of economically active females is lower, but they have constituted over 40 percent of the labor force.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole

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