Laborshed meaning

A regional workforce, those available for and willing to work.

2006 Greater Dubuque Development Corp.'s 2006 analysis, conducted by Iowa Workforce Development, surveyed some 600 qualifying working-age residents in the multi-county laborshed area. — (Dubuque Iowa) Telegraph Herald, "Study: Worker pool overflowing", August 9, 2006, p. 1.

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Origin of laborshed

  • By analogy from watershed, likening the regional workforce to the catchment of a river system.

    From Wiktionary