labor market


: the number of workers who are available to be hired

Examples of labor market in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Still, policymakers have acknowledged that looming uncertainties could complicate that effort, while stressing that the labor market has proved surprisingly resilient in recent months. Abha Bhattarai, Washington Post, 23 Sep. 2023 After all, workers throughout this historically tight labor market are getting exactly that. Greg Ip, WSJ, 20 Sep. 2023 Inflation is falling and the labor market is strong. Erin B. Logan, Los Angeles Times, 20 Sep. 2023 But an uptick in spending on travel and leisure later bolstered demand for those jobs, and a tight labor market increased what employers had to pay to fill them. Daigo Fujiwara,, 14 Sep. 2023 But analysts warn the steps may have little impact with a labor market recovery slowing and house income expectations uncertain. Reuters, CNN, 7 Sep. 2023 Experts say another 232,000 jobs could be on the line as government funding expires, just as the labor market cools. Abha Bhattarai The Washington Post, Arkansas Online, 6 Sep. 2023 The ongoing United Auto Workers strike is also something the Fed will be watching, mostly because of what the strike reflects about the labor market, rather than the possible economic impact. Bryan Mena, CNN, 19 Sep. 2023 Yellen said labor activism this year -- including strikes by Hollywood writers and actors, by workers at about 150 Starbucks locations and walkouts that were narrowly averted at United Parcel Service and West Coast ports -- has been driven by a strong labor market and high demand for workers. Compiled By Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 19 Sep. 2023 See More

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“Labor market.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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