labour
noun
  1. heavy work

    (Note The US spelling is labor.)
    Usage
    labour is charged at £15 an hour
    each hour of work costs £15
  2. workers, the workforce

    Examples
    • We will need to employ more labour if production is to be increased.

    • The costs of labour are rising in line with inflation.

    (Note The US spelling is labor.)

"...the possibility that British goods will price themselves back into world markets is doubtful as long as sterling labour costs continue to rise faster than in competitor countries" [Sunday Times]

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