labour force

labour force
labour force noun
1. The number of workers employed in an industry, factory, etc
2. The part of the population which is employed or available for work
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Main Entry:labour

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labour force UK US noun [countable] usually singular [singular labour force plural labour forces] economics
all the people who work in a particular industry or country

Women now make up 47% of the labour force.

Thesaurus: workers considered as a groupsynonym general words relating to jobs and workhypernym

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ˈlabour force [labour force] (especially US ˈlabor force) noun countable + singular or plural verb
all the people who work for a company or in a country
Syn: workforce

a skilled/an unskilled labour force

An increasing percentage of the labour force is now unemployed.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • labour force — labour forces N COUNT: usu sing The labour force consists of all the people who are able to work in a country or area, or all the people who work for a particular company. Unemployment in Britain rose to 8.1% of the labour force …   English dictionary

  • labour force — BrE labor force AmE n [C usually singular] all the people who work for a company or in a country …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • labour force — ► NOUN ▪ the members of a population who are able to work …   English terms dictionary

  • labour force — UK / US noun [countable, usually singular] Word forms labour force : singular labour force plural labour forces economics all the people who work in a particular industry or country Women now make up 47% of the labour force …   English dictionary

  • labour force — / leɪbə fɔ:s/ noun all the workers in a company or in an area ● The management has made an increased offer to the labour force. ● We are opening a new factory in the Far East because of the cheap local labour force. ▪▪▪ ‘70 per cent of… …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • labour force — noun Labour force/labor force is used before these nouns: ↑participation …   Collocations dictionary

  • labour force — BrE labor force AmE noun the labour force all the people who work for a company or in a country …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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  • labour force — /ˈleɪbə fɔs/ (say laybuh faws) noun the portion of a community available for work, especially as employees. Also, labor force …   Australian-English dictionary

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