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Direct Labor Variances

The following data relate to labor cost for production of 4,300 cellular telephones:

Actual: 2,930 hrs. at $14
Standard: 2,880 hrs. at $14.3

a. Determine the direct labor rate variance, direct labor time variance, and total direct labor cost variance. Enter a favorable variance as a negative number using a minus sign and an unfavorable variance as a positive number.

Rate variance $   
Time variance $   
Total direct labor cost variance $   

b. The employees may have been less-experienced or poorly trained, thereby resulting in a   labor rate than planned. The lower level of experience or training may have resulted in   efficient performance. Thus, the actual time required was   than standard.

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