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Report Number P14-13
Component ID: #ti1872720892

(This release presents the detailed occupational and industrial distributions of the entire experienced labor force, by employment status and sex, for the United States. In previous publications, detailed occupation data have been shown only for employed persons, and detailed industry data have been limited to employed persons and experienced workers seeking work. )

The pre-war occupational and industrial pursuits of the American labor force are shown in an analysis of 1940 census statistics issued by Director J. C. Capt of the Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce. These data are useful as a basis for determining the nature and extent of the job shifts since the start of the national defense production program. In addition, these statistics are useful for studies of occupational and industrial differentials in the incidence of unemployment during peace time.

Component ID: #ti702095047

A Note on Language

Census statistics date back to 1790 and reflect the growth and change of the United States. Past census reports contain some terms that today’s readers may consider obsolete and inappropriate. As part of our goal to be open and transparent with the public, we are improving access to all Census Bureau original publications and statistics, which serve as a guide to the nation's history.

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