ERIC Number: ED093530
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
1973 Post Season Rural Manpower Report.
Michigan State Dept. of Labor, Detroit. Michigan Employment Security Commission.
The 1973 annual report describes services provided by the Rural Manpower Service (RMS) to 63 Michigan counties. Section I describes the organization of the RMS, and its 2 special projects -- Operation Hitchhike, and the National Migrant Worker Program (formerly the Mobility Facilitator Unit). Section II gives rural area demographic data and manpower services for rural residents, including non-agricultural and small town residents. Wages and earnings in agriculture were collected for 9,395 seasonal workers, indicating that the average hourly earnings of piece work rated laborers increased 15.3 percent over that of 1972. Minimum piece work rates and tables of prevailing wage rates are also given. Employment operations given in Section IV indicated that Michigan's labor situation in 1973 was in a state of transition, since most crops approached optimum mechanization levels. Sufficient migrant housing was also in short supply. Section V gives the 12 major crops in the State. Much of the information is presented in the 13 tables, charts, maps, and attachments. (KM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Dept. of Labor, Detroit. Michigan Employment Security Commission.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan