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GENERAL SOURCES (all occupations and worker types)
WAGES BY OCCUPATION / INDUSTRY
Note: If the job description for any occupation is unclear, we recommend consulting the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Descriptions of Occupations, published 1918.
Teacher salaries by state, county and city.
Because women's wages varied a great deal around the country in the 1910s, most data is reported by state. In addition to the state-by-state links below, see also the links above for school teachers, clothing manufacture and laundry work, as women workers were heavily concentrated in those areas as well.
Critical analysis of government methods for collecting and reporting wage data in the 1910s.
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PRICES for FOOD
The Retail Prices and Cost of Living Series provided detailed information for principle articles of food by year and by city. Prices of fuels (coal and gas) are included as well. Published in the U.S. BLS' Bulletin series.
Mail order catalogs show only the price being offered by a certain retailer -- not an industry or nationwide average. Though the items below are not government publications we include them here for the researcher's convenience.
Taken from a 75-year graphical timeline of financial events in America, the links below each lead to a single year on the chart. To see the full chart in context, go to the St. Louis Federal Reserve website.
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