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WAGES in AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURING, 1940s
WAGES in AMMUNITION and EXPLOSIVES MANUFACTURING, 1940s
WAGES in CARPET and RUG MANUFACTURING, 1940s
WAGES in CLOTHING MANUFACTURING, 1940s
WAGES in FERTILIZER MANUFACTURING, 1940s
WAGES in FOOD MANUFACTURING, 1940s
WAGES in GRAIN PRODUCTS MANUFACTURING, 1940s
WAGES in INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY and MACHINE-TOOL MANUFACTURING, 1940s
WAGES in MOTOR-VEHICLE MANUFACTURING, 1940s
WAGES in RUBBER MANUFACTURING, 1940s
WAGES in TEXTILE MANUFACTURING, 1940s
Wages in MULTIPLE COUNTRIES, 1940s
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WAGES in AUSTRALIA, 1940s
WAGES in CANADA, 1940s
Wages in FRANCE, 1940s
Wages in GERMANY, 1940s
Wages in GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND, 1940s
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RESTAURANT PRICES, 1940s
GASOLINE PRICES, 1940s
RAILROAD TICKET PRICES, 1940s
BUS, AIRPLANE and STEAMSHIP FARES, 1940s
COST of a COLLEGE EDUCATION, 1940s
In 1940, 15% of people aged 18-21 enrolled in college. By 1946, the figure increased to nearly 18%. Source: U.S. Bureau of Education.
This section does not necessarily show prices for goods, rather, it reports how much consumers were spending in various categories, like food, utilities, rent, etc. It also shows how such spending increased or decreased relative to a certain base year.
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