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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5 per cent in 2018, women's global labour force participation rate is 26.
The Government of Pakistan has mentioned that labor force participation rate is predicted on the basis of Crude Activity Rate (CAR) and the Refined Activity Rate (RAR).
The participation rate is a direct reflection of confidence in the labour market as more people enter the market, optimistic about their job prospects.
Policymakers are interested in learning what's behind the 3-percentage-point decrease in the labor force participation rate since the Great Recession and how to address it.
Defined as the percent of the civilian, non-institutionalized population, 16 years or older, employed or unemployed and actively seeking employment, the labor force participation rate represents not only a barometer of the state of the labor market, but is an important element in sustaining economic growth.
International participation rate deprived national team and FC Basel right back Omar Gaber of transferring to the Premier League from the gate of Brighton & Hove Albion F.
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Turkey's female labor force participation rate in 1990 was 34%, in 2014 29% ( World Bank ).
Moreover, with regard to labour force participation rate, the data showed that it indicates supply of labour in economy and the proportion of people in labour force of the country.
A factor decomposition of the labor force points to the increasingly structural nature of the decline in the labor force participation rate as baby-boomers retire.
According to local media, the first day of elections in North Sinai saw a participation rate of 14.
Although the female labor force participation rate (working or looking for a job) has been on the increase for years, it attained only approximately 31 percent in the beginning of 2015; roughly one out of three Turkish women is in the labor force.