workforce

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From work +‎ force

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workforce (plural workforces)

  1. All the workers employed by a specific organization or state, or on a specific project.
    • 2020 December 2, Stefanie Foster, “Network News: Success of major projects hinges on fixing skills crisis”, in Rail, page 8:
      The rail sector's ageing workforce (28% of workers are over 50 years old) means that about 15,000 people could retire from the industry by 2025.
  2. The total population of a country or region that is employed or employable.

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