Data Represent Nonagricultural Employment Less Persons In That Group Who Have Jobs But Are Not At Work During The Survey Week. Through June 1955, The Survey Week Is The Calendar Week Containing The 8Th Day Of The Month. In July 1955, The Survey Week Was Shifted To The Week Containing The 12Th Of The Month. From 1960 Until 1966, Alaska And Hawaii Are Included. From April 1962 Until October 1966, The Data Are Based On The 1960 Source: Current Population Reports, P.50, No.2, For 1940-June 1945 Data; Labor Force Bulletin No.7 For July 1945-February 1947 Data; Current Population Report P.57, Nos.60-125 For March 1947-November 1952 Data; Current Population Report P.50, No.45 For Dec.1952 Data; Ibid, P.50, No.59 For 1953-January, 1954 Data (C2 And A2 Revised Tables); Current Population Reports P.57, Nos.139-204 For 1954-June, 1959; July, 1959-1966 Data Are From The Monthly Report On The Labor Force And The Bureau Of Labor Statistics.
This NBER data series m08308 appears on the NBER website in Chapter 8 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter08.html.
NBER Indicator: m08308
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Persons At Work In Nonagricultural Industries for United States [M08308USM175NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M08308USM175NNBR/, July 7, 2015.