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Popular jobs in 1950s

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Lucy Woehrlen

on 8 April 2014

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Job Outlook Project: 1950s
New labor laws and regulations
January 21st 1953 secretary of labor, Maurice Tobin, supports the fair employment practices bill which prohibits discrimination based on race religion or national origin. under Tobin the department staff and budget are fortified and government labor functions are consolidated
other changes
Popular Jobs
secretary (Women)
Milk Man (Men)
Gas station attendant (Men)
plumber (Men)
bus driver (Men)
In 1952, 8.7million people worked in manufacturing
minimum wage
75 Cents
in 1956 it was raised to 1 dollar
30 dollars for an average work week
$1560 a year
avaerage of all industry- $3180/year
state and local government workers- $2758/year
public school teacher- $2794/year
medical- $2067/year
By: Boyoung Kim, Soomin Lee, Zoe Pienkoski
Works cited
in the 19050s there was sexism so the professional jobs were still largely closed off to women
even though women had a job they only earned 60% of what men did
generally men worked while women raised the kids at home
Working environment
in 1952, just four per cent of people worked part-time. Today, the number has ballooned to one in four workers
On average, workers did a 48-hour week in 1952. Today, a typical worker with a full-time job does only 37 hours
Around one in two women of working age had a job
96% of men were working in the 1950s
the number of people claiming unemployment benefits has ballooned from around 350,000 to nearly 1.6million today.
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