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Labor
(Includes Wages, Productivity, Employment/Unemployment)

Check the appropriate statistical tables in the following titles:

Current/retrospective information can also be obtained from the following sources:

  • Statistical Abstract of the United States
    http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/ (current year)
    r 317.3 U25sta (1879-date)
    This is a compilation of statistics on all facets of American life, collected by both governmental and non-governmental agencies. References are given with each table, citing the original source of the information. There is a detailed subject index.

  • Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970
    r HA 202 .B87 1975
    This supplement to Statistical Abstract includes comparative historical statistics for the United States.
    In addition to the sections of tables that apply, see the useful background information on other sources:
    p. 146-161 -- for wages
    p. 943-947 -- for productivity
    p. 121-126 -- for employment/unemployment
  • In the Dewey Catalog the headings include "Labor. Statistics", "Labor. U.S.", "Labor Productivity", "Labor Supply", "Unemployed. U.S.", and "Wages". In the Library of Congress Catalog the headings include "Labor Economics", "Labor Productivity", "Labor Supply--United States", and "Unemployment".

  • American Statistics Index/Abstract
    rq Z 7554 .U5 A4x (1973-date)
    This publication covers statistical publications of the U.S. Government. Check such subject headings as "Earnings", "Employment and Unemployment", "Labor Productivity", and "Productivity."