Consequences of the Depression

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Consequences of the Depression

Interpreting Statistics

Creation of Federal Regulatory Agencies 
Before 1900 
1900-09 1
1910-19 4
 1920-29 2
1930-39 11 
 1940-49
1950-59 
1960-69 
1970-79  20 

Organized Labor Membership 
1930  3 million 
1935  3 million 
1940  9 million 
1945  14 million 
 1950 14 million 
 1955 15 million 
1960  17 million 
1965  18 million 
1970  20 million 

1975 

20 million 

Organized Labor as a Share of the Work Force 
1930 12 percent
1935 14 percent
1940 25 percent
1945 35 percent
1950 32 percent
1955 34 percent
1960 30 percent
1965 29 percent
1970 27 percent

1975

25 percent

Questions To Think About

1. When did federal regulatory agencies increase most rapidly?

2. When did the organized labor grow most rapidly?


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