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Index of Composite Wages for United States (A0861AUSA324NNBR)


1909: 88  
Updated: Aug 17, 2012


Index 1913=100,
Not Seasonally Adjusted


1Y | 5Y | 10Y | Max


Source: National Bureau of Economic Research  

Release: NBER Macrohistory Database  

Units:  Index 1913=100, Not Seasonally Adjusted

Frequency:  Annual


Series Is Presented Here As Four Variables--(1)--Original Data, 1820-1909 (2)--Original Data, 1910-1920 (3)--Original Data, 1919-1946 (4)--Original Data, 1938-1949. This Index Is Based On Weekly Earnings. The Sources Vary As Follows: Falkner'S Report Covers All Industries; Burgess Deals Only With Teachers; The Department Of Agriculture Covers Farm Wages; Douglas Covers All Industries, Including Farming. Source: 1820-1839: A.H. Hanson, American Economic Review, March 1925; 1840-1865: R.P. Falkner, Aldrich Report, And W.R. Burgess, Trends Of School Costs; 1866-1889: Falkner, Burgess, And U.S. Department Of Agriculture; 1890-1909: L.P. Ayres, Prospects For Building Construction In American Cities, And P.H. Douglas, American Economic Review, March 1926, And Burgess.

This NBER data series a08061a appears on the NBER website in Chapter 8 at

NBER Indicator: a08061a

Suggested Citation:

National Bureau of Economic Research, Index of Composite Wages for United States [A0861AUSA324NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis;, May 7, 2021.


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