labor performed, as by workers on a production line, and considered in computing costs per unit of production.
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How to use direct labor in a sentence
Included in it are first the direct labor—the wages of the human beings employed; and, second, the overhead expense.How to Write Letters (Formerly The Book of Letters) | Mary Owens Crowther
So we have a fairly accurate statement of the direct labor embodied in the table.Socialism | John Spargo
In the first division of our subject, it was shown that expense figured on direct labor would prove the most reliable.
True cost includes first, direct labor; second, material; and third, expense.
Totals of material and direct labor for jobs and operations are next entered on job or operation records, or both.