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labor market

the available supply of labor considered with reference to the demand for it.
Origin of labor market
First recorded in 1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • She gave Milly a brief account of her own struggles in the labor market, which interested Milly deeply.

    One Woman's Life Robert Herrick
  • Is there anything brotherly about a monopolization of the labor market?

  • At the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, children and women became part of the labor market.

  • Necessity forced all but a small minority into the labor market.

    Natural Man Arthur B. Moss
  • Where are your qualifications as of today likely to be used in the present labor market?

    Warren Commission (10 of 26): Hearings Vol. X (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
labor market in Culture

labor market definition

An area of economic exchange in which workers seek jobs and employers seek workers. A “tight” labor market has more jobs than workers. In a “slack” labor market, the reverse is true.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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