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ERIC Number: ED015292
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Sep
Pages: 15
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OVERTIME HOURS AND PREMIUM PAY, MAY 1965. SPECIAL LABOR FORCE REPORT NUMBER 72.
WETZEL, JAMES R.
THE EXTENT TO WHICH PERSONS WITH WORKWEEKS OF MORE THAN 40 HOURS RECEIVE PREMIUM PAY AND THE EXTENT TO WHICH THEY REGULARLY WORK LONG HOURS WERE STUDIED. THE DATA COLLECTED EACH YEAR IN THE MAY SURVEY OF THE LABOR FORCE BY THE BUREAU OF THE CENSUS, APPLY TO WAGE AND SALARY WORKERS WITH ONE JOB WHO WORKED 41 HOURS OR MORE DURING THE SURVEY WEEK. AMONG THE FINDINGS FOR MAY 1965 WERE -- (1) ONE-THIRD OF THE NATION'S WORKERS, 24.2 MILLION PERSONS, WORKED IN EXCESS OF 40 HOURS, AND 16.5 MILLION OF THOSE WERE SINGLE JOBHOLDERS, (2) OF THE 16.5 MILLION, 35 PERCENT RECEIVED PREMIUM PAY FOR THEIR OVERTIME, A SIGNIFICANTLY GREATER PROPORTION THAN IN THE 1963 AND 1964 SURVEYS, (3) THE MAJORITY, 84 PERCENT, WHO RECEIVED PREMIUM PAY WERE EMPLOYED IN THE BLUE-COLLAR OR CLERICAL OCCUPATIONS, (4) NEARLY 12 MILLION OF THE 16.5 MILLION WHO WORKED MORE THAN 40 HOURS REPORTED THAT THEY USUALLY WORKED EXTRA HOURS, (5) IN ALL INDUSTRIES, WHITE-COLLAR AND SERVICE OCCUPATIONS ACCOUNTED FOR MOST OF THOSE WHO USUALLY WORKED LONG HOURS WITHOUT PREMIUM PAY, (6) ONLY 18 PERCENT OF THE WHITE-COLLAR WORKERS BUT 60 PERCENT OF THE BLUE-COLLAR WORKERS RECEIVED OVERTIME COMPENSATION, (7) MANAGERS AND OFFICIALS WERE THE NONFARM WORKERS MOST LIKELY TO WORK OVER 40 HOURS AND AMONG THE LEAST LIKELY TO RECEIVE PREMIUM PAY, AND (8) MARRIED MEN, 25 TO 54 YEARS OLD, WERE MORE THAN TWICE AS LIKELY TO WORK EXTRA HOURS THAN WOMEN. METHODOLOGICAL NOTES AND 12 DETAILED TABLES ARE INCLUDED. THIS DOCUMENT APPEARED IN "MONTHLY LABOR REVIEW," SEPTEMBER 1966 AND IS AVAILABLE FROM U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS, WASHINGTON, D.C. 20210. (ET)
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Authoring Institution: Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL), Washington, DC.
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