Series Is Presented Here As Two Variables--(1)--Original Data, 1932-1947 (2)--Original Data, 1939-1961. 1947 Is The First Year Published Bls Figures Were Used. NBER Computation For That Year Show Only A Minor Discrepancy With Bls Data-- NBER Shows A Monthly Average Of 103.2; Bls Shows An Average Of 103.1. This Segment Is Not Strictly Comparable With The Preceeding Segment. Source: For 1939-1946 Data: NBER Computed Data, Second Segment Of Series 08001 (Production Worker Employment, Manufacturing, Nondurable Goods) Was Multiplied By Series (Average Hours Of Work Per Week, Manufacturing, Nondurable Goods) And Converted To The Base 1947-1949=100; For 1947-1961 Data: Bureau Of Labor Statistics Indexes Of Aggregate Weekly Manhours In Industrial And Construction Activity, Bls Releases Of May, 1955, July, 1958, And Employment And Earnings, Monthly.
This NBER data series m08267b appears on the NBER website in Chapter 8 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter08.html.
NBER Indicator: m08267b
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Index of Production Worker Manhours, Manufacturing, Nondurable Goods for United States [M0867BUSM349NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M0867BUSM349NNBR/, November 26, 2015.