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

Definitions

noun

  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'

This he was also said to have declined, thus throwing himself on the labour market.
Hilton, John Buxton Passion in the Peak
£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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