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Blue collar / white collar

\ blu ˈkɑlər \ waɪt ˈkɑlər \

A distinction of different types of workforce commonly used as a ratings factor in the United States.

Blue collar work generally refers to manual labor and white collar work to non-manual labor. The terms were coined due to the prevalence of denim or other blue shirts being common uniforms for manual work, with office workers more commonly wearing white shirts.

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