Statistics: Where the Jobs Are

The U.S. Census Bureau last week reported that during the '50s the number of U.S. agricultural workers dropped by 37%, or from 7,047,000 to 4,415,000, while manufacturing employees jumped by 21%, from 15,306,000 to 18.535.000. During that same decade, the whole structure of U.S. employment changed. The number of workers in professional and related services soared by 58%. those involved in finance and real estate increased by 41%, and those in public administration by 27%. At the same time, the number of workers in coal mining dropped by 56%, those in railroad and railway express by...

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