Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
Series Is Presented Here As Two Variables--(1)--Original Data, 1920-1942 (2)--Original Data, 1932-1956. According To Nicb, This Series "Included Establishments Engaged In Slaughtering, Dressing, And Packing Meats....The Data Are Representative Of The Industry, Covering Many Of The Largest Plants In The Chicago District As Well As The Principal Independent Plants (Nicb Research Report No. 69, 1924, P. 75) This Segment Could Be Continued Through July, 1948, When The Nicb Discontinued Compiling Payroll Statistics. This Segment Is Roughly Comparable With The Following Segment, 1932-1956 Data. Source: National Industrial Conference Board, For June, 1920-June, 1936 Data: Wages, Hours, And Employment In The United States, 1914-1936, Nicb Studies No. 229, 1936; For July, 1936-1937 Data: Supplement To Nicb Service Letter Of June, 1938; For 1938-September, 1941: Nicb Economic Record, March 28, 1940 And Following Issues; For October, 1941-1942: Nicb Management Record.
This NBER data series m08196a appears on the NBER website in Chapter 8 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter08.html.
NBER Indicator: m08196a
National Bureau of Economic Research, Average Actual Hours of Work Per Week, Meat Packing for United States [M0896AUSM065NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/M0896AUSM065NNBR, November 18, 2017.