labor force

IPA: ɫˈeɪbɝfˈɔrs


  • (US) Alternative spelling of labour force [The collective group of people who are available for employment, whether currently employed or unemployed (though sometimes only those unemployed people who are seeking work are included).]

Examples of "labor-force" in Sentences

  • Those estimates do, however, assume a roughly steady labor-force participation rate.
  • The labor-force participation rate, 64.2%, remains stuck at its lowest level in 25 years.
  • For example, in the 1960s and 1970s the labor-force share of blacks in Los Angeles was 35%.
  • Since the downturn, the labor-force participation rate for working-age men has fallen significantly.
  • The labor-force participation rate for women 20 or older doubled over the past half-century, and is holding steady at 61%.
  • If labor-force growth slows as projected and productivity increases at the average 1.7% annual rate posted since 1960, annual GDP growth will fall to 2.2% from its historic average of 3.3%.
  • The labor-force participation rate lets us determine the percentage of the labor force that is neither working nor looking for work—individuals who are, in effect, detached from the labor force.
  • Mr. Zuckerman says that when you also consider the labor-force participation rate and the so-called "birth-death series" that measures business starts and failures, the real U.S. unemployment rate is now 20%.
  • But if labor-force participation is going to be factored into the analysis by Obama administration cheerleaders, it should be noted that the total civilian labor force shrank by 1.1 million over the past year.

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