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Labor Force

The portion of a population available for work. For example, if there are 10,000 people in a town including 2,000 children and 3,000 retirees and chronically ill persons, the labor force is the remaining 5,000. The labor force may or may not include unemployed persons who do not wish to work. The unemployment rate is determined by calculating the unemployed persons in the labor force, not the general population.
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Annie Sakaguchi is president and Chuck Forster is executive director of the Lane Workforce Partnership, which operates Lane County's work force development program.
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