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labour market (ˈleɪbə ˈmɑːkɪt)  (British) or labor market (US)



  1. (business) the market in which employers look and compete for workers and in which workers look and compete for employment   ⇒ The longer people have been unemployed, the harder it is for them to compete in the labour market.

Translations for 'labour market'

  • British English: labour market When you talk about the labour market, you are referring to all the people who are able to work and want jobs in a country or area, in relation to the number of jobs there are available in that country or area. NOUNThe longer people have been unemployed, the harder it is for them to compete in the labour market.
  • Brazilian Portuguese: mercado de trabalho
  • Chinese: 劳动力市场劳勞动動力市场場
  • European Spanish: mercado laboral
  • French: marché du travail
  • German: Arbeitsmarkt
  • Italian: mercato del lavoro
  • Japanese: 労働市場
  • Korean: 노동 시장
  • Portuguese: mercado de trabalho
  • Spanish: mercado laboral

Example Sentences Including 'labour market'

However, blood pressures rise the moment you talk about reducing state intervention in the labour market.
Business Today (1996)
Internal labour market Just as there is a labour market of which the company is a part, so there is a labour market within the organization.
Torrington, Derek Personnel Management: A New Approach
She said:'It could work in a similar way that mothers who are out of the labour market can have their pension contributions made.
Glasgow Herald (2002)
Some economists consider 400,000 the dividing line between a shrinking and an expanding labour market.
Globe and Mail (2003)
These regional disparities are not the only sign that all is far from well in the UK labour market.
Times, Sunday Times (2001)
This he was also said to have declined, thus throwing himself on the labour market.
Hilton, John Buxton Passion in the Peak
This morning's employment report for June will be closely watched for signs of continuing weakness in the labour market , he added.
Globe and Mail (2003)
£90 billion not just in benefits but counting in the loss to the labour market.
Fay Weldon NOTHING TO WEAR AND NOWHERE TO HIDE: A Collection of Short Stories


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