This Variable Is The Complement Of The NBER Unemployment Series. The Entire Work Force (100%) Minus The Percentage Unemployed Equals The Percentage Employed. In January, 1910 Textile Industry Data Were Extended To Include All Classes Of Labor, Rather Than Only Highly Skilled One As Heretofore. The Cloakmakers Strike In New York City Involved Nearly 10% Of All Workers Reporting. The Figures For July And August Are Given Excluding Them. Beginning In January 1912, Lake Seamen, Who Have A Very High Rate Of Unemployment During The Winter Months, Are Not Included. Beginning In June, 1915 The Date Was Changed From The Last Of The Month To The 15Th. Source: Computed By NBER From Unemployment Data In New York State Department Of Labor, Annual Report 1902, P.382; Special Bulletin No69, P.4 And Special Bulletin No85, P.50.
This NBER data series m08006 appears on the NBER website in Chapter 8 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter08.html.
NBER Indicator: m08006
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Employment of Representative Trade Union Members for New York [M08006USM156NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M08006USM156NNBR/, October 6, 2015.