Series Is Presented Here As Two Variables--(1)--Seasonally Adjusted Data, 1919-1942 (2)--Original Data, 1939-1956. This Segment Is Preceeded By A Segment That Covers 1919-1942, But That Represents An Index. Even So, Both Segments Are Considered Roughly Comparable. Source: Bureau Of Labor Statistics, For 1939-1953 Data: "Employment, Hours, And Earnings", Manufacturing Division, Nondurable Goods Subdivision, Leather And Leather Products, Unnumbered Releases Of February 1953 And May 1955; For 1954-1956 Data:"Employment And Earnings, " June 1956 And Following Issues.
This NBER data series m08101b appears on the NBER website in Chapter 8 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter08.html.
NBER Indicator: m08101b
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Factory Employment, Leather and Manufactures for United States [M0801EUSM592NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M0801EUSM592NNBR/, July 29, 2015.