Definition of labour force noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


labour force

BrE BrE//ˈleɪbə fɔːs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈleɪbər fɔːrs//
(especially US English labor force) [countable + singular or plural verb]
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all the people who work for a company or in a country synonym workforce a skilled/an unskilled labour force An increasing percentage of the labour force is now unemployed.