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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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  • The owner of money pays out a day's value of labor-force but there belongs to him its use for the day, the whole day's labor.

  • The sales-force is as truly a part of the labor-force of a corporation as are the mechanics.

    The Value of Money Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
  • In his labor-force he has his competence, and, if he makes no use of it, that is his fault.

    The Ego and His Own Max Stirner
  • If, as we have seen, labor has no value this is by no means the case with labor-force.

  • It would have to direct the plan of production in accordance with the means of production to which labor-force also belongs.

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