Immigration and Labor: The Economic Aspects of European Immigration to the United States

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APPENDIX
TABLE I. -ANNUAL AVERAGE IMMIGRATION DISTRIBUTED BY OCCUPA-
TIONS (IN THOUSANDS), 1861-1910.1
Occupation 1861-1870 1871-1880 1881-1900 1891-1900 1901-1910
Professional 1 2 3 2 10
Skilled 30 33 54 44 132
Agricultural pursuits,
total
22 26 37 25 159
Common laborers 53 60 133 103 227
Servants 9 11 25 33 92
All other occupations 10 11 13 12 33
Total 125 143 265 219 653
TABLE II.--FLUCTUATIONS OF EMPLOYMENT OF MALE WAGE-EARNERS
IN THE MONTH OF MAY, 1899.2
Greatest number laid off3
Industry Number
Glucose 1,267
Fur hats 1,650
Jewelry 1,924
Steam fittings and heating apparatus 1,680
Total 6,521
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1
Monthly Summary of Commerce and Finance, June, 1903, pp. 4408- 4411. Reports of the Immigration Commission. Abstract of the Statistical Review of Immigration to the United States, 1820-1910, Tables 11-12. Annual Reports of the Commissioner-General of Immigration, 1899, Table VII., p. 19; 1900, Table VII., p. 21; 1904, Table IX., p. 26; 1902, Table IX., p. 29; 1903, Table IX., p. 33; 1904, Table IX., p. 30; 1905, Table VIII., p. 29; 1906, Table VIII., p. 31; 1907, Table VIII., p. 31; 1908, Table VIII., p. 35; 1909, Table X., p. 46; 1910, Table X., p. 45.
2
Compiled from U. S. XII. Census Report on Manufactures, Pt. I, Table 2, pp. 20 et seq.
3
Difference between the greatest number employed at any time
during the year and the number employed in May (i.e., the least number).

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