Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
A Strike In July And August, 1883 Is Estimated In The Annual Report To Have Reduced Total Profits By $ 900,000. Third Quarter Data For 1890 Reflect Losses Suffered By A Disastrous Fire In July, 1890. Third Quarter Data For 1907 Reflect A Deficit Due To A Strike By Operators From Eary August To November 7. Beginning In 1913, Data Are Not Published For Each Quarter, But Were Computed By Using Sums Of The First Third, Sixth, And Ninth Months Respectively Or The First Sixth And Ninth Months, And Last Six Months Respectively, Together With The Published Twelve Months' Totals. 1918 Data Includes A $3,327 Payment From U.S. Government; 1919 Includes $5,184. Government Operation Lasted From August, 1918 To July, 1919, And Quarterly Data Is Not Available For The Last Two Quarters Of 1918 Or For Any Quarter Of 1919. 1938 Data Reflect A Deficit. Source: Commercial And Financial Chronicle, Except For 1931-1932 Data Which Are From The Western Union Telegraph Company By Letter.
This NBER data series q09005 appears on the NBER website in Chapter 9 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter09.html.
NBER Indicator: q09005
National Bureau of Economic Research, Net Earnings, Western Union Telegraph Company for United States [Q09005USQ174NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/Q09005USQ174NNBR, December 16, 2018.