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- labor force (US)
- The collective group of people who are available for employment, whether currently employed or unemployed (though sometimes only those unemployed people who are seeking work are included).
- 1962 October, “Talking of Trains: B.R. works staff cut by a third”, in Modern Railways, page 221:
- Of the total labour force now threatened with redundancy, of course, a proportion will be covered by natural wastage, so that the number eventually thrown out of railway work will be well below 19,000.
people available for employment