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AVERAGE WEEKLY EARNINGS
1935

(1st Qu)
1941

1936

1937

1938

1939

1940

31.55

34.09

29.53

33.04

38.02

42.00

22.60

24.95

22.70

24.58

26.11

28.60

G.M. Automobile Divisions
R e p o r t e d ^ t o ^ S Bureau of ^ 29.04
Labor Statistics
All Manufacturing Industries, as reported b y US
20.85
Bureau of Labor Statistics

AVERAGE HOURLY EARNINGS
GM Automobile Divisions
(car, body and parts) as
reported to US Bureay of
Labor Statistics

# 7 4 2

All manufacturing Industries, as reported b y US
.559
Bureau of Labor Statistics




,775

.956

.951

.956

.960

1.009

.564

.634

.639

.644

.670

.690

HOURLY AVERAGE EARNINGS FOR LEADING U . S . INDUSTRIES
February 1941
(Latest available figures as reported b y U . S . Bureau
of Labor Statistics)
GENERAL MOTORS (Average for all men and women
in automobile divisions)
Automobiles, including parts
Paper and Printing
Iron, Steel and Products
All Rubber Products, i n c . tires & tubes
Machinery, exc. Transportation equip.
Chemicals, Petroleum & Coal products
Nonferrous Metals and Products
Food & Kindred Products
Lumber and Products
Textiles & Products
Tobacco Manufacturers

1.007
.975
.803
.791
.785
.771
.770
.739

.661

.536
.514
.495