Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
Series Is Presented Here As Two Variables--(1)--Original Data, 1941-1947 (2)--Original Data, 1947-1966. In 1957 Employment Was Redefined To Exclude Persons On Temporary Layoff And Persons To Report To Work In 30 Days. This Revision Was Extended Back To 1947 For This Variable. The Revision Reduced Employment By Somewhat Over 0.4%. Source: Derived By NBER From Series (Average Hours Of Work Per Week, Nonagricultural Employment) And (Nonagricultural Employment, Household Survey).
This NBER data series m08305b appears on the NBER website in Chapter 8 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter08.html.
NBER Indicator: m08305b
National Bureau of Economic Research, Manhours in Nonfarm Industries, Persons with a Job for the United States [M0805BUSM420NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/M0805BUSM420NNBR, September 26, 2016.