Determining labor price and usage variances As noted in Problem 8-21B, Tiffany Swimsuit makes swimsuits. In 2011, Tiffany produced its most popular swimsuit, the Sarong, for a standard labor price of $30 per hour. The standard amount of labor was 1.0 hour per swimsuit. The company had planned to produce 100,000 Sarong swimsuits. At the end of 2011, the company’s cost accountant reported that Tiffany had used 107,000 hours of labor to make 102,000 swimsuits. The total labor cost was $3,295,600.
a. Should the labor variances be based on the planned volume of 100,000 swimsuits or on the actual volume of 102,000 swimsuits?
b. Prepare a table that shows the standard labor price, the actual labor price, the standard labor hours, and the actual labor hours.
c. Compute the labor price variance and indicate whether it is favorable (F) or unfavorable (U).
d. Compute the labor usage variance and indicate whether it is favorable (F) or unfavorable (U).