Beginning In 1951, Figures Have Been Rounded To The Nearest Cent, Instead Of The Nearest Mill, As Was Done Before. Source: For 1932-1950, Bureau Of Labor Statistics, "Employment, Hours, And Earnings", Mimeographed Release Ls 53-2886 (February, 1953); For 1951-1954, May, 1955 Bls Release (Not Numbered); For 1955-1956, Monthly Labor Review.
This NBER data series m08288 appears on the NBER website in Chapter 8 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter08.html.
NBER Indicator: m08288
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Average Hourly Earnings, Manufacturing, Durable Goods for United States [M08288USM055NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M08288USM055NNBR/, November 24, 2015.