Series Is Presented Here As Three Variables--(1)--Original Data, 1919-1950 (2)--Original Data, 1947-1958 (3)--Original Data, 1957-1962. Source: Data Were Computed By NBER: Based On 1947-1949=100, Bureau Of Labor Statistics Index Of Factory Payrolls (See Bureau Of Census Series) Divided By Federal Reserve Board Index Of Production Of Manufactures (See Bureau Of Census Series).
This NBER data series m08283a appears on the NBER website in Chapter 8 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter08.html.
NBER Indicator: m08283a
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Production Worker Wage Cost Per Unit of Output, Total Manufacturing for United States [M0883AUSM349NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M0883AUSM349NNBR/, July 4, 2015.