An Overlapping Year, 1947, Was Derived From The 1932-1946 Data. The Series Is Considered Continuous. Discrepancies May Be Attributed To Differences In Rounding Methods. Source: For 1932-1946, The Data Have Been Derived By Dividing "Average Hourly Earnings, Manufacturing, Total, Bls" Seasonally Adjusted By Ibm, By The "Index Of Consumer Prices, All Items"; For 1947-1966, Bureau Of The Census "Business Cycle Developments" June, 1968; For 1968, See Current Issues Of "Business Conditions Digest."
This NBER data series m08343 appears on the NBER website in Chapter 8 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter08.html.
NBER Indicator: m08343
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Real Average Hourly Earnings, Production Workers, Manufacturing for United States [M08343USM232SNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M08343USM232SNBR/, September 2, 2015.