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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
Translations of “labour force”
in Chinese (Traditional) 勞動力…
in Chinese (Simplified) 劳动力…
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