HR Glossary
Labor Force

Labor Force

Updated on:
August 22, 2022


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What is the Labor Force? 

Labor force is the total working population for a country. It includes the number of full-time and part-time workers

‍people who are employed and who are unemployed and seeking employment.

The labor force is the number of working age people in a country. Labor force participation is the percentage of the population that is either employed or unemployed. The labor force participation rate is the number of employed people divided by the number of people in the population who are employed.

Why is labor force participation rate important?

Tracking what is happening in the labor market is important, The labor force is a crucial part of any economy. It is the group of people who are employed and produce the goods and services that people need. Without a labor force, an economy would not be able to function.

The labor force participation rate is an important metric for measuring the health of a economy. It is a key indicator of a country's human resources and is used to make projections about the future supply of labor.