labor force

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Origin of labor force

First recorded in 1880–85
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for labor force

personnel, workforce, crew, manpower, proletariat

Examples from the Web for labor force

Contemporary Examples of labor force

  • Any "good" news is more a product of the nonfarm payroll report's methodology – specifically, its labor-force masking effect.

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    What the August Jobs Number Misses

    Alex Klein

    September 6, 2012

Historical Examples of labor force

  • 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.

  • If, as we have seen, labor has no value this is by no means the case with labor-force.

  • 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.

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