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Bureau of Labor Statistics a research agency of the U.S. Department of Labor that collects and compiles statistical information, providing such measures as Consumer Price Index, inflation rate, and unemployment rate.
child labor the full-time employment of children under a minimum age specified by law.
Fair Labor Standards Act law passed by the U.S. Congress in 1938 and administered by the U.S. Department of Labor to establish work standards, such as national minimum wage, overtime compensation for certain jobs, and restriction on the use of child labor.
hard labor compulsory physical labor imposed as part of a prison sentence.
Labor Day a holiday in the United States and Canada to honor the labor of working people. Labor Day is the first Monday in September.
labor of love a task or kind of work that one does out of altruism or interest, rather than for financial gain.
labor party (sometimes cap.) a political party that advances the causes of labor or is controlled by labor unions.
labor union a group of workers that help and protect each other's interests. Labor unions ask employers to improve wages and working conditions.
labor-intensive requiring a relatively large amount of labor and a small amount of capital.
labor-saving decreasing the physical labor or number of workers required.
stoop labor work having to be done in a bent or crouched position, as some gardening and harvesting.