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ERIC Number: ED002323
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962-Apr
Pages: 39
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FARM LABOR MARKET DEVELOPMENT.
Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
PART ONE OF THE REPORT CONSISTED OF AN ANALYSIS OF TRENDS BETWEEN 1960 AND 1961 IN WAGES OF UNITED STATES FARM WORKERS IN MAJOR AREAS USING MEXICAN NATIONALS. THE DATA WERE DERIVED FROM PREVAILING-WAGE REPORTS RECEIVED BY THE BUREAU OF EMPLOYMENT SECURITY FROM AFFILIATED STATE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY AGENCIES. THE SURVEY RATES WERE USED BY THE SECRETARY OF LABOR IN DETERMINING THE RATE TO BE PAID TO FOREIGN WORKERS DOING SIMILAR WORK IN THE SAME AREA. IN 1961, APPROXIMATELY 291,000 MEXICAN CONTRACT WORKERS WERE USED IN 24 STATES, ABOUT 97 PERCENT OF WHOM WORKED IN ARIZONA, ARKANSAS, CALIFORNIA, COLORADO, MICHIGAN, NEW MEXICO, AND TEXAS. WAGE RATES ROSE ALMOST THREE PERCENT IN THE AREAS ANALYZED, WITH CALIFORNIA LEADING IN THE RATE RISE. TOTAL SEASONAL HIRED WORKER EMPLOYMENT WAS DOWN. IN TEXAS, RATES ROSE SLIGHTLY, IN ARIZONA, RATES DROPPED SLIGHTLY, MAINLY DUE TO A DROP OF NEARLY FOUR PERCENT IN THE RATES PAID IN THE LETTUCE HARVEST. IN ARKANSAS RATES DECLINED BECAUSE A DROP IN COTTON CHOPPING RATES MORE THAN OFFSET A RISE IN COTTON PICKING RATES. IN NEW MEXICO, RATES FOR PREHARVEST ACTIVITIES ROSE. IN COLORADO AND MICHIGAN WAGE ADVANCES WERE LARGELY THE RESULT OF INCREASES IN SUGAR BEET CULTIVATION RATES. BASED ON THE RATE FINDINGS, AN ADVERSE EFFECT DETERMINATION WAS ISSUED BY THE BUREAU OF EMPLOYMENT SECURITY. THIS PROVIDED THAT THE EMPLOYMENT OF MEXICAN NATIONALS AT HOURLY RATES IN 22 STATES COULD NOT BE AUTHORIZED BELOW CERTAIN RATES, RANGING FROM 60 CENTS TO ONE DOLLAR, DEPENDING UPON THE STATE. PART TWO OF THE REPORT CONSISTED OF PREVAILING-WAGE DETERMINATIONS ISSUED DURING 1961 FOR THE SEVEN MAJOR STATES EMPLOYING MEXICAN NATIONALS.
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Authoring Institution: Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA