labor force


The total number of people employed or seeking employment in a country or region. also called work force.

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Although China has a large population, many of its citizens are elderly and unable to work, reducing the labor force.

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He worked on the labor force for many year before having to retire because of all the wear and tear that happened to his body.

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I have been going to college to get my BA in psychology for four years and it is graduation time, so I guess it's time to join the labor force.

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