labour force

noun the members of a population who are able to work.

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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  • 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 • • • Main Entry: ↑labour * * * labour force UK US noun [countable] usually singular [ …   Useful english dictionary

  • labour force — ➔ force1 * * * labour force UK US UK (US labor force) noun [C] ECONOMICS, HR ► all the people in a particular country who are of the right age to work, or all the people who work for a particular company: »Half of Britain s labour force works… …   Financial and business terms

  • 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

  • labour force — darbo jėga statusas Aprobuotas sritis darbo ir užimtumo statistika apibrėžtis Visi užimti gyventojai ir bedarbiai. atitikmenys: angl. labour force vok. Arbeitskräfte rus. рабочая сила pranc. main d æuvre ryšiai: susijęs terminas – užimti… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • 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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