The Index Was Constructed In Three Segments--(1)--1919-1922: Millwork; Brick, Tile, And Terra Cotta; Cement; (2)--1923-1931: All Of The Above And Steam And Hot-Water Heating Apparatus And Steam Fittings; Lumber; Structural And Ornamental Metalwork; Cast-Iron Pipe; (3)--1931-1942: Is Identical To The First Two Segments And Including Plumbing Supplies. Source: Bureau Of Labor Statistics; 1919-1930 Data Are From Bls Bulletin No. 610, 1935; 1931-1934 Data Are From Bls Release, September 1938; Data For 1935-1939 Are From A Bls Release, May 1940; 1940-October, 1941 Data Are From "Employment And Payrolls", 1940 And 1941; November 1941-August 1942 Data Are From The Monthly Labor Review; September 1942 Data Are From The Survey Of Current Business, November 1942 And The Federal Reserve Bulletin, January 1943.
This NBER data series m08237 appears on the NBER website in Chapter 8 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter08.html.
NBER Indicator: m08237
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Index of Factory Payrolls, Building Materials for United States [M08237USM331NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M08237USM331NNBR/, June 3, 2015.