the total number of workers in a specific undertaking: a holiday for the company's work force.
the total number of persons employed or employable: a sharp increase in the nation's work force.
Words nearby work force
Origin of work force
First recorded in 1940–45
Also called labor force.
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Examples from the Web for work force
Still, an increase in work-force participation can help ameliorate the significant Haredi poverty.
The increase makes it more likely that the government will reach its goal of 63% male Haredi work-force participation by 2020.