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labour force

noun [C] UK (US labor force)     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 more than the maximum 48 hours a week . Recession-ravaged manufacturers reduced their labour forces by more than 700,000. a skilled / unskilled labor force a casual / temporary labour force → Compare workforce
(Definition of labour force noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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