labor-intensive


la·bor–in·ten·sive

adjective \ˈlā-bər-in-ˌten(t)-siv\

: requiring a lot of work or workers to produce

Full Definition of LABOR-INTENSIVE

:  having high labor costs per unit of output; especially :  requiring greater expenditure on labor than in capital

First Known Use of LABOR-INTENSIVE

1953

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