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Potential Manhours Lost, Labor Force for United States (M08356USM420SNBR)


Nov 1969: 130.5  
Updated: Aug 17, 2012


Millions of Manhours,
Seasonally Adjusted


1Y | 5Y | 10Y | Max


Source: National Bureau of Economic Research  

Release: NBER Macrohistory Database  

Units:  Millions of Manhours, Seasonally Adjusted

Frequency:  Monthly


Coal And Steel Strikes Which Ended In November, 1949, Accounted For High Unemployment In October, 1949. Also, A Large Number Of Coal Miners And Steel Workers, Reported As Looking For Work In October, 1949, Were Later Classified As "With A Job But Not At Work," Which Led To The Decline In Unemployment In November (See Monthly Labor Review, December, 1949). Source: Data Was Estimated By NBER From The Monthly Report On The Labor Force, Bureau Of Labor Statistics.

This NBER data series m08356 appears on the NBER website in Chapter 8 at

NBER Indicator: m08356

Suggested Citation:

National Bureau of Economic Research, Potential Manhours Lost, Labor Force for United States [M08356USM420SNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis;, March 6, 2021.


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