Labor Bulletin of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Labor Bulletin of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts : November, 1902 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Labor Bulletin of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: November, 1902 The following review presents a summary of the conditions affecting employment and earnings for the six months ending October 31, based upon special reports and comparisons made by agents of the Bureau relating to the principal industrial centres of the Commonwealth. The statistics Of persons employed-and of earnings are based upon compari sons Of identical establishments for the weeks ending April 12 and Octo ber 11, 1902. Boston. In the clothing industry, the amount of business done during the six months under review compares favorably with that Of the preceding half year, and exceeds the record of the corresponding period in 1901. The decline in number of persons employed, as well as in amount paid in wages, for the week reported as compared with the week ending April 12, is due to the closing of the season for the production of winter goods. Manufacturers, however, report that the outlook is favorable for the coming season. Establishments are running on full time, although not up to full capacity. A slight increase is reported in the cost of woollen cloth, while the selling price Of the product and the rate of wages remain unchanged. Manufacturers of leather and duck clothing report an increase in the cost of both duck cloth and sheep skins, and selling prices have also advanced. Collections are reported slow. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 2mm | 73g
  • English
  • 8 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243222742
  • 9780243222742