The Employment Situation in the United States

Archive Report

The index of employment in manufacturing industries of the United States for the month of January, 1928, made public by the Bureau of Labor Statistics February 17, stood at 84.2, as compared with an average of 100 for the year 1923. The figures for January showed a reduction of 1.1 percent from the number of a factory workers employed during the preceding month, and a reduction of 5.8 percent for the year ending January 31, 1 928.

The index number for January, as will be seen from an examination of the table given on the following page, stood nearly a full point below the employment average for the depression year 1921, and was lower than the monthly index number for all except four of the ...

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