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ERIC Number: ED012326
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Feb-16
Pages: 23
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A STUDY OF THE LUMBER INDUSTRY IN IDAHO, PART I.
LOUDERMILK, KENNETH M.
A REVIEW OF LITERATURE TREATING NATIONAL, STATE, AND REGIONAL INFORMATION RELATING TO "HARVESTING,""PRIMARY MANUFACTURING," AND EMPLOYMENT IN THE LUMBER INDUSTRY REVEALED THERE HAVE BEEN FEW STUDIES OF EMPLOYEES AND THE KINDS OF JOBS THEY PERFORM. THE TOTAL CONTRIBUTION OF THE TIMBER-BASED INDUSTRY WAS ABOUT 25 BILLION DOLLARS ANNUALLY IN THE LATE FIFTIES AND EARLY SIXTIES. FROM 1955-65, NATIONAL PRODUCTION OF PULPWOOD INCREASED 33 PERCENT, AND PRODUCTION OF VENEER LOGS INCREASED 77 PERCENT. SAW LOG PRODUCTION FLUCTUATED, BUT NO TREND DEVELOPED. IDAHO REPRESENTED ABOUT 6 PERCENT OF THE WESTERN UNITED STATES TIMBER PRODUCTION. IN 1964, EMPLOYMENT IN LUMBERING ACCOUNTED FOR 4.5 TO 5 PERCENT OF THE STATE'S LABOR FORCE AND 20 TO 30 PERCENT IN SOME COUNTIES. LUMBERING EMPLOYMENT WAS 12,136 IN 1950, 14,694 IN 1956, AND 12,879 IN 1964. THIS REPRESENTED A PERCENTAGE DECLINE FROM 5.3 IN 1950 TO 5.1 IN 1964 WHEN COMPARED WITH THE TOTAL LABOR FORCE. AN 8 PERCENT DECREASE IN EMPLOYMENT WAS PROJECTED FOR THE PERIOD 1962-85. (EM)
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Identifiers: MOSCOW