Full text: Hours and earnings of men and women in the hosiery industry

Although the pay period studied was apparently an average period for 
the year, the industry did not provide a full week’s work for much 
more than one-half the employes, although a considerable amount of 
overtime work was required of other employes. Work was as irregular 
for men as for women, although men tended to work overtime and 
women undertime. The irregularity of employment was not peculiar 
to certain occupations but was found in every occupational group. 
There was more full-time work in some geographical districts than in 
others, but there was no district in which the majority of the employes 
worked a full-time week. The seriousness of this instability of employ- 
ment to the worker is emphasized by the decrease in earnings for the 
undertime worker and the relatively small increase in earnings for the 
overtime worker,

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