from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The supply of unemployed labor considered with reference to the demand for it.


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  • Growth will be supported by an increase in private consumption amid "continued positive labor-market developments," as well as rising foreign demand for German machinery and equipment, he said.

    German Manufacturing Orders Jump

  • Alan is an expert in labor-market problems, taxation and the economics of terrorism.

    Labor Economist to Fill Key Post

  • Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, who came to power in December, has made labor-market overhauls, along with a cleanup of Spain's ailing banks and draconian budget cuts, a key element of its push to shore up the economy.

    Spain Unions Decry New Labor Rules

  • The yen's rise could hurt the export-oriented economy in the Nagoya area, home to Toyota Motor Corp. and its related companies, Mr. Shirakawa said, by slashing profits and damping corporate sentiment, as well as accelerating the shift of manufacturing overseas, which could have an negative impact on labor-market conditions.

    BOJ Governor: Japan Faces Severe Situation

  • World-Wide *** Spain's biggest unions called for mass protests on Feb. 19 in response to labor-market changes the government implemented in an effort to lower the unemployment rate.

    What's News—

  • DAVOS, Switzerland—German Chancellor Angela Merkel, sharply criticized for her government's prescriptions of austerity as a cure for the euro zone's sovereign-debt crisis, said labor-market reforms and greater European integration also were needed to correct flaws in the makeup of the common currency.

    Merkel Offers No Magic Bullet

  • The latest labor-market snapshot, out Friday, gave cause for continued, if tepid, optimism.

    Unemployment Scars Likely to Last for Years

  • This is patent, else the scab would not loom so large on the labor-market horizon.


  • "We want to raise a clamor in the streets of Spain against the labor-market reforms," said Ignacio Fernández Toxo, the head of Spain's largest union, in a news conference Saturday, although he stopped short of calling for a general strike.

    Spain Unions Decry New Labor Rules

  • MADRID—Spain's biggest unions called for mass protests across the country on Feb. 19 in response to labor-market changes the government announced this past Friday to lower the country's towering unemployment rate and spur economic growth.

    Spain Unions Decry New Labor Rules


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