labor force

noun

Examples of labor force in a Sentence

the corporation has a labor force of nearly 100,000 people
Recent Examples on the Web The labor force participation rate for workers age 65 and older is holding at its post-pandemic average of 19.1%. Alex Tanzi, Fortune, 9 Feb. 2024 With more people returning to the labor force—another good sign—the unemployment rate stayed at 3.7 per cent. John Cassidy, The New Yorker, 2 Feb. 2024 These problems include a declining labor force, a property market that is unraveling, and a loss of household and business confidence in the government’s policies. Nicole Goodkind, CNN, 29 Jan. 2024 This resilience in the labor force has coincided with a prolonged period of high interest rates at the Federal Reserve, which typically slow the economy and increase the risk of job cuts. Max Zahn, ABC News, 18 Jan. 2024 Minors employed in violation of child labor laws hit a record high in 2001, when the teen labor force participation rate was also higher. Emmanuel Martinez, Washington Post, 14 Jan. 2024 In its report, the CBO raised its estimate of the labor force in 2033 by 5.2 million people, mostly because of higher net inflows from outside the country. TIME, 8 Feb. 2024 And although the country has relatively low unemployment rates, having a labor force that works 23% less than the OECD average remains a strain on the economy. Prarthana Prakash, Fortune Europe, 31 Jan. 2024 Just as generative AI is being used as a means, and excuse, to decimate labor forces across several other industries, the same is shaking out to be especially true for a game-development world already struggling with the cost of endless corporate chicanery. Vulture, 25 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1844, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of labor force was in 1844

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“Labor force.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/labor%20force. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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