Series Is Presented Here As Three Variables--(1)--Original Data, 1919-1950 (2)--Original Data, 1947-1958 (3)--Original Data, 1957-1962. Source: Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Production Worker Payroll, Total Manufacturing (Unpublished Tabulation) Converted To Relatives On The Base 1957, Divided By The Federal Reserve Board Index Of Manufacturing Production (Unpublished Tabulation Of Unadjusted Series, Revised In December, 1959).
This NBER data series m08283b appears on the NBER website in Chapter 8 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter08.html.
NBER Indicator: m08283b
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Production Worker Wage Cost Per Unit of Output, Total Manufactures for United States [M0883BUSM070NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M0883BUSM070NNBR, May 4, 2016.