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English definition of “active population”

active population

noun [C]     (also economically active population)
the people in a country or area who normally work and earn money: Equality of opportunity must be secured in order to realize the productive potential of the whole active population.
(Definition of active population noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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