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PART I.-GENERAL SURVEY OF EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN

DIVERSIFIED INDUSTRIES.

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PART 1.-GENERAL SURVEY OF EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN DIVERSIFIED

INDUSTRIES.

CHAPTER I.

INTRODUCTION.

Explanation of study-Extent of information-Communities studied-Households studied-The preparation of the report-[Text Table 1 and General Table 1].

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Time did not permit complete tabulation of all data secured during the investigation of immigrants in industries in the territory east of the Rocky Mountains. It was found necessary to reduce the number of tabulations for the special reports on selected industries, as well as to curtail the number of such reports. Twenty of the principal industries of the country were chosen for detailed presentation and constitute the first 20 parts of the general reports upon immigrants in industry. The extent to which recent immigrants are employed in temporary or seasonal work was also considered of sufficient importance to call for separate treatment, and a special report entitled "The Floating Immigrant Labor Supply" was prepared and constitutes part 21 of the industrial series. After the preparation of the abovedescribed data, 16 industries, representing data for 112,339 employees, and 6 communities, including data for 3,439 households, remained. It was found impossible to give separate treatment to the industries in any extended way, and consequently only two separated tabulations were made for the employees of each. These exhibit (1) the racial composition of the operating forces at the present time and (2) the racial movements to the specified industry. Extended tabulations, however, were prepared for the households studied in the 6 communities referred to above. Both series of tabulations have been included in the present report, which is designed to afford an insight into the status of immigrant employees in a number of industries and industrial communities not included in the detailed special reports.

EXTENT OF INFORMATION.

A total of 16 industries, representing 112,339 employees, were studied and included in the present report. The number of employees of each industry for whom detailed information was secured is shown, by sex and general nativity and race, in the table next submitted.

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