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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
First recorded in 1880-85
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  • The labor force attracted to the towns and the North by higher wages.

    The Negro Farmer Carl Kelsey
  • First of all, there is no scientific organization of the labor force of the world.

  • This is why, when a labor force has come to be mostly Slav, it will soon be all Slav.

    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
  • Its labor force is large enough for the level of the country's industrialization, but there is a shortage of skilled workers.

    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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