labour force
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GC: n

S: ILO – http://www.ilo.org/global/statistics-and-databases/lang-en/index.htm (last access: 21.11.2013); http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SL.TLF.CACT.ZS (last access: 10 October 2015).

N: 1. The labour force comprises all those who work for gain, whether as employees, employers, or as self-employed, and it includes the unemployed who are seeking work.
2. labour force (UK); labor force (US).
3. In a general sense, these terms are considered synonyms at Human Resources Development Canada.

S: 1. EncBrit – http://global.britannica.com/topic/labour-economics (last access: 21.11.2013). 2. CD – http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/labour-force (last access: 28.11.2013).

SYN: labor force, active population, working population, work force, workforce, manpower.

S: TERMIUM PLUS (last access: 21.11.2013)