Monthly Labor Review Volume 1

Monthly Labor Review Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...with a considerable degree of industrial activity, up to early in 1913. In the beginning of 1914 food prices had, however, fallen from the high level reached in 1912, as the result of bountiful crops in 1912 and 1913. With the outbreak of the war grain, flour, bread, oatmeal, tea, sugar, and meat rose in price; cotton fell, while prices in the metal market fluctuated irregularly. Flour reached a record price in February and in May, since which time it has dropped ('0nSid9l'abl.Y-Con' siderable advance in price occurred in metals in February, notably in zmc and antimony, quicksilver, lead, tin, OOPPPF' and brass; drugs and Chemicals had risen sharply at the outbreak of the war. (larbohc acid increased from 10 cents per pound in August to $1.50 111 Februa1'LY-However, by the beginning of the sumlner of 1915, @lI"'1't from commodities used in war or unobtainable on account of the war, the markets began to show comparative steadiness, although, with a. few exceptions, price levels were considerably lugher than before the War. A table is here added to Show the relative wholesale prices of certain Dore important foorlstuffs. It is noticeable that all groups rose In Price immediately on the outbreak of the war and remained on a. level higher than the year before, except 111006, fish, fruits, and vege tables, the supply of which was not reduced seriously by war conditions and the demand for which was curtailed. INDEX NUMBERS or WHOLESALE PRICES, BY GROUPS or coumonrrms AND BY MONTHS, JANUARY, 1911, TO JULY, 1915. 1914. I I Commodities. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May. June. July. Aug. Sept. 1. Grains and fodder........ 140.9 142. 3H 145.8 145.4 149.8 151.3 150.4 161.3 169.9 Animals and meats......... 1.2 193.8 196. 21 more

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  • Paperback | 276 pages
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236946766
  • 9781236946768