labour market


labour market
labour markets
N-COUNT: usu sing
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.

The longer people have been unemployed, the harder it is for them to compete in the labour market.


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