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labor force

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Examples of labor force in a Sentence

the corporation has a labor force of nearly 100,000 people
Recent Examples on the Web In its projections through September, the CBO said the economy would have 35 million fewer workers, including 8 million who left the labor force. Many people who lost their jobs in the 2007-2009 recession became discouraged and gave up looking for work, and it’s taken a long time to reabsorb them into the labor force. Matthew Boesler, Bloomberg.com, "Where’s My Raise? The Mystery of ‘Full Employment’," 5 May 2020 In recent years, the improving economy has drawn many Americans with disabilities back into the labor force; the budget argues there is room for further movement in that direction. Alan Rappeport, New York Times, "Trump Budget Would Fray Social Safety Net," 10 Feb. 2020 The Mobile area claimed 18,658 jobs and the Montgomery labor force numbered 14,438. One of the reasons the labor force is swelling in the first place is because people are working to service the record levels of mortgage debt incurred by buying eye-wateringly expensive properties. Ed Johnson, Bloomberg.com, "Australia’s Jobs Puzzle Comes Full Circle in the Property Market," 29 Apr. 2020 Even so, numbers at that level reflect a devastating blow to workers, indicating roughly 16.2% of the US labor force is suffering from layoffs, furloughs or reduced hours during the coronavirus pandemic. Anneken Tappe, CNN, "Another 4.4 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week," 23 Apr. 2020 Women’s increased participation in the labor force began with their growing pursuit of higher education. But many women who entered the labor force during the war subsequently left when the war ended, opening up jobs for the returning men. N. Gregory Mankiw, New York Times, "A Tale of Two Possible Recoveries," 11 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of labor force

1844, in the meaning defined above

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21 May 2020

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“Labor force.” waleadership.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, http://waleadership.com/dictionary/labor%20force. Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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