Working class is a term used to refer to those employed in lower grade jobs as measured by skill, education and incomes. Working class also extends to those in unemployment or possessing below-average material. People in the group of working classes are mainly found in industrialized economies and in urban areas of non-industrialized economies.
Working class is a section of society dependent on physical labor, especially when being paid with an hourly wage. The term is usually contrasted with the upper class and middle class, in terms of income, culture and status. Its usage can be insulting to some while some self-identify as working class and experience a sense of pride similar to a national identity.
According to Marxist terms, working class include wage laborers and those dependent on the welfare state.