Series Is Presented Here As Two Variables--(1)--Original Data, 1919-1942 (2)--Original Data, 1947-1954. Source: Data Have Been Derived By Multiplying Employment With Average Weekly Earnings, See Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Employment, Hours, And Earnings, Manufacturing Division, Nondurable Goods Subdivision, Food And Kindred Products Releases Ls 53-3122 (February, 1953) And (April, 1953) For Data Through 1952; Thereafter, Monthly Labor Review.
This NBER data series m08070b appears on the NBER website in Chapter 8 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter08.html.
NBER Indicator: m08070b
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Factory Payrolls, Food Products for United States [M0870BUSM144NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M0870BUSM144NNBR/, August 2, 2015.