Source: Bureau Of Labor Statistics; 1923-1930 Data Are From Bls Bulletin No. 610; 1931-1934 Data Are From A Bls Mimeographed Release, September 1938; 1934-1939 Data Are From A Bls Mimeographed Release, May 1940; 1940-1942 Data Are From "Employment And Payrolls" And The Monthly Labor Review.
This NBER data series m08145 appears on the NBER website in Chapter 8 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter08.html.
NBER Indicator: m08145
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Index of Factory Payrolls, Automobiles for United States [M08145USM331NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M08145USM331NNBR, May 2, 2016.