There are many features of labour.

Yes, I do agree with the given statement that ‘There are many featuresof labour’. This is because, Following are the features of labour.

1. Living Factor: -Labour is a human resource and it is a living factor having its own feelings of likes and dislikes.


2.      Perishable Factor: - The services of the Labour cannot be separated from the labourer. It cannot be saved. It is perishable in the sense that if a worker does not work on a particular day, the Labour for that day is lost forever.


3.      Heterogeneous Factor: - Skills and efficiency of the workers differs from worker to worker. There are various factors determining the efficiency of the Labour, viz., education, training, experience, etc.

4.      Derived Demand: -Demand forLabour is a derived demand. The demand for Labour depends on the demand for goods and services produced by the Labour.


5.      Active Factor: - Labour is the active factor of production. It puts to use other factor of production such as land and capital. Without labour, other factors of production are meaningless.


6.      Labour is inseparable from the labourer: - Labour is inseparable from labourer. One can not separate labour from labourer.


7.      Relatively immobile: - Labour is relatively immobile. It lacks, to a certain extent, geographical and occupational mobility. This is because; it is not easy for a worker to move easily from one occupation to another occupation and form one region to another region.


8.       Inter-dependence: - Labour is inter-dependent on other factors of production. Labour requires land, capital and enterprise to be active in production.

9.  Wages/Salary as Reward: -Labour gets wages or salaries as reward for its services. The wages depends upon factors such as (a) Nature of the work.  (b) Ability of the employer to pay (c) cost of living (d) skills of the worker etc.