Labor-intensive



[ley-ber-in-ten-siv] /ˈleɪ bər ɪnˈtɛn sɪv/

adjective
1.
requiring or using a large supply of labor, relative to capital.

A term describing industries that require a great deal of labor relative to capital (compare capital-intensive). Examples of labor-intensive industries are forms of agriculture that cannot make use of machinery and service industries, such as restaurants.

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