labor force

noun

Definition of labor force

Examples of labor force in a Sentence

the corporation has a labor force of nearly 100,000 people
Recent Examples on the Web State Chamber of Commerce President and Chief Executive Officer Randy Zook estimates the labor force participation rate in Arkansas is 5 points below national levels, representing a gap of about 60,000. Andrew Moreau, Arkansas Online, 23 July 2022 The labor force participation rate for the country was 62.2% in June of this year compared to 62.3% the previous month and 61.6% in June of 2021. Peter Krouse, cleveland, 22 July 2022 As a consequence, the labor force participation rate for prime age workers declined from 82.6% to 82.3%. Nate Dicamillo, Quartz, 13 July 2022 Womenomics attempted to tap women as an economic resource by boosting their labor force participation rate in Japan. Emma Hinchliffe, Fortune, 11 July 2022 That pushed down the labor force participation rate from 62.3% to 62.2%, still well below the pre-COVID level of 63.4%. Paul Davidson, USA TODAY, 8 July 2022 The labor force participation rate for people age 16 and up plunged to a 49-year low. Beth Ann Bovino For Cnn Business Perspectives, CNN, 13 June 2022 The unemployment rate held at 3.6%, and the labor force participation rate crept higher. Olivia Rockeman, BostonGlobe.com, 3 June 2022 The unemployment rate held steady at 3.6 percent, and the labor force participation rate crept higher. Anne Cronin, Washington Post, 3 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of labor force

1844, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of labor force was in 1844

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4 Aug 2022

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“Labor force.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/labor%20force. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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