labor intensive



Industry or process where a larger portion of total costs is due to labor as compared with the portion for costs incurred in purchase, maintenance, and depreciation of capital equipment. Agriculture, construction, and coal-mining industries are examples of labor intensive industries. See also capital intensive.

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  • Being a high end diesel mechanic is very labor intensive, but working in an office environment might suit you better.

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  • You need to know how labor intensive the job is so that you do not have your employees overworking themselves.

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  • My wife decided not to take the new job that her company offered her because the position was more labor intensive and yet did not pay her more money.

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