Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
Series Is Presented Here As Two Variables--(1)--Original Data, 1920-1942 (2)--Original Data, 1939-1957. This Segment Is Not Comparable To Previous Data For 1920-1942 Because It Includes The Manufacture Of Fertilizers (While The Prior Segment Treats The Latter As A Seperate Industry) And New Industries Such As Plastics, Synthetic Rubber, Synthetic Fibers, Etc. Source: Bureau Of Labor Statistics, For 1939-1952 Data: "Employment, Hours, Ane Earnings", Manufacturing Division, Nondurable Goods Subdivision, Chemicals And Allied Products, Releases Ls53-2660, February 1953 And May 1955; For 1953-1957:"Employment And Earnings, " June 1956 And Following Issues.
This NBER data series m08216b appears on the NBER website in Chapter 8 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter08.html.
NBER Indicator: m08216b
National Bureau of Economic Research, Factory Employment, Chemicals and Allied Products for United States [M0816BUSM592NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/M0816BUSM592NNBR, July 23, 2017.