Series Is Presented Here As Two Variables--(1)--Original Data, 1900-1929 (2)--Original Data, 1927-1943. Data Cover Employment In Agriculture; Forestry And Fishing; Industry -- Extraction Of Minerals, Manufacturing, Construction, Transportation, Public Utilities; Transportation -- Distribution And Financing; Service Industries Excluding Military Forces; Miscellaneous Industries And Services. Data For 1927-1929 Were Computed By Adding To Nonagricultural Employment (Series 08170) The Following Figures For Agricultural Employment: 1927--11,246; 1928--11,296; 1929--11,289. These Figures Are Comparable With The Series Used By Nicb From 1930 0N. See Crops And Markets, April 1945. Source: National Industrial Conference Board, The Economic Almanac For 1944-1945, Pp. 44-45.
This NBER data series a08171b appears on the NBER website in Chapter 8 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter08.html.
NBER Indicator: a08171b
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Total Employment for United States [A0871BUSA175NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/A0871BUSA175NNBR, May 2, 2016.