Its hard to believe that Webster 1913
didn't touch this node, but then
looking at the latest Webster dictionary
, it claims this word
didn't become standard
until 1943... Oh well.
- the workers engaged in a specific activity or enterprise
- the number of workers potentially assignable for any purpose
Or for a word that Webster 1913
does have: proletariat
For the United States labor force, from 1991 to 1993:
- Of the men 25 to 54 who found full time jobs, 23% where paid less
than $215 a week and 23% where paid $600 a week or more.
- The mean length of unemployment was 2.6 months.
- The largest average monthly turnover was in retail at 9.8%
- The highest turnover was for young workers age 16 to 24 at 15.8%
Source: Dynamics of Economic
Well-Being: Labor Force
, 1991 to 1993,
U.S. Census Bureau