labor

  

Definition

The aggregate of all human physical and mental effort used in creation of goods and services.

Labor is a primary factor of production. The size of a nation's labor force is determined by the size of its adult population, and the extent to which the adults are either working or are prepared to offer their labor for wages.


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  • I would prefer that we not outsource our labor because I would rather see our local families benefit from the income.

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  • The farm's labor force had doubled within the past 2 years which meant an increase in production from harvesting to cattle herding.

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  • The labor union organized a far-reaching strike which effectively shut down all trucking of fruits and vegetables nation-wide and had a major impact on grocery stores and restaurants.

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