labor force


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work′ force`

or work′force`,


n.
1. the total number of workers in a specific undertaking: a holiday for the company's work force.
2. the total number of persons employed or employable, as in a country. Also called labor force.
[1940–45]
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Noun1.labor force - the source of trained people from which workers can be hiredlabor force - the source of trained people from which workers can be hired
labor, labour, proletariat, working class - a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages; "there is a shortage of skilled labor in this field"
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The country's labor force participation rate stood at 40.
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