The Greeson Clothes Company produced 25,000 units during June of the current year. The Cutting Department used 6,380 direct labor hours at an actual rate of $ 10.90 per hour. The Sewing Department used 9,875 direct labor hours at an actual rate of $ 11.12 per hour. Assume there were no work in process inventories in either department at the beginning or end of the month. The standard labor rate is $ 11.00. The standard labor time for the Cutting and Sewing departments is 0.25 hour and 0.4 hour per unit, respectively.
a. Determine the direct labor rate, direct labor time, and total direct labor cost variance for the
(1) Cutting Department
(2) Sewing Department.
b. Interpret your results.