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MASSACHUSETTS

BUREAU OF STATISTICS

Rooms 250-258, State House, Boston

The Bureau is organized into five permanent divisions: 1. The Administ Division, charged with duties supervisory in relation to the several divisions; 2. Labor Division, engaged in the collection and tabulation of statistical and oth formation relating to matters affecting labor and the condition of the working p as well as questions of general economic and social interest; 3. The Manufa Division, which collects and tabulates Statistics of Manufactures; 4. The Mun Division, which collects and tabulates Statistics of Municipal Finances, audits m pal accounts and installs accounting systems in cities and towns and supervise issue of town notes; 5. The Free Employment Offices Division, embracing the a istration of the State Free Employment Offices, of which there are three, lo respectively at 8 Kneeland Street, Boston; 47 Water Street, Springfield; and 41 I Main Street, Fall River. During the period of taking and compiling the Cen sixth, the Census Division, is organized.

The functions of the Bureau and the duties of the Director are summariz Section 1 of Chapter 371 of the Acts of 1909, entitled "An Act to Provide Bureau of Statistics," as follows:

SECTION 1. There shall be a Bureau of Statistics, the duties of which shall collect, assort, arrange, and publish statistical information relative to the comm industrial, social, educational, and sanitary condition of the people, the produ industries of the Commonwealth, and the financial affairs of the cities and tow establish and maintain free employment offices as provided for by chapter four dred and thirty-five of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and six and amendi thereof; and to take the Decennial Census of the Commonwealth required b Constitution and present the results thereof in such manner as the General' may determine.

SECTION 3. The director of the bureau of statistics shall annually on or the third Wednesday in January submit to the general court a statement su rizing the work of the bureau during the preceding year, and shall make therein. recommendations as he may deem proper. He shall also prepare annually fo tribution as public documents, a report on the statistics of labor, which shall en statistical and other information relating espécially to labor affairs in the cor wealth; a report on the statistics of manufactures, to be gathered as herei. more particularly provided for; a report on the financial statistics of the citie towns of the commonwealth, to be gathered as hereinafter more particularly pro for; and a report covering the work of the free employment offices. . . . The d' may also publish, at such intervals as he deems expedient, bulletins or special 1 relative to industrial or economic matters and municipal affairs.

For a list of the publications of the Bureau see pages 3 and 4 of this cover.

PUBLICATIONS

OF THE BUREAU OF STATISTICS.

I. REPORT ON THE STATISTICS OF LABOR.
(Public Document No. 15.)

he publication of the Annual Report on the Statistics of Labor began in 1870, the r Bulletin in 1898, and Special Reports have been issued from time to time as occasion red. Upon the completion of the 43d Annual Report on the Statistics of Labor for the publication of separate series of (a) Parts of the Annual Report on the Statistics bor (Public Document No. 15), (b) Labor Bulletins, and (c) Special Reports, will be tinued, and beginning with 1913 a Labor Bulletin will be published at irregular inIs and each number will contain matter devoted to one subject, concerning labor or ondition of the wage-earning population or questions of general economic or social st. These Bulletins will be numbered consecutively, as issued, beginning with No. 94 ill be dated as of the date when the copy for same was despatched to the State Printers. Bulletins issued during each fiscal year (ending November 30) will thereafter constitute nnual Report on the Statistics of Labor, Massachusetts Public Document No. 15, e year. A list of the Reports and Bulletins issued since January 1, 1912, will be found

A list of the Reports and Bulletins issued prior to January 1, 1912, will be furi on application. rsons or organizations desiring to receive the Labor Bulletins as issued will be placed he mailing list upon making application to the Bureau on a form provided for this

se.

e following is a list of the Parts of the Annual Report on the Statistics of Labor issued 3 Bureau since January 1, 1912. Those indicated by an asterisk (*) are now out of those which remain in print will be mailed to applicants upon receipt of the amount ted to cover the cost of mailing.

*Part I. 12th Annual Report on Strikes and Lockouts, 1911 - *Part II. 4th Annual Report on Labor ations, 1911- Part III. Collective Agreements between Employers and Labor Organizations (6 c.); in cloth (15 c.).

Part I. The Immigrant Population of Massachusetts containing (I) 8th Annual Report on Immiliens Destined for and Emigrant Aliens Departed from Massachusetts, 1912; (II) Immigrants in Cities dustries, an abstract of the Report of the United States Immigration Commission; and (III) Foreignɔpulation of Massachusetts, an abstract of statistics of population of the 13th Federal Census, 1910 (5 c.).

e following is a list of the Labor Bulletins issued by this Bureau since January 1, Those indicated by an asterisk (*) are out of print; those which remain in print mailed to applicants upon receipt of the amount indicated to cover the cost of mailing.

8, January, 1912. Homesteads for Workingmen (2 c.).

9, February, 1912. 17th Quarterly Report on the State of Employment, December 30, 1911 (1 c.). March, 1912. 7th Annual Report on Immigrant Aliens Destined for and Emigrant Aliens Departed sachusetts, 1911.

91, April, 1912. Time-Rates of Wages and Hours of Labor in Certain Occupations on October 1, 1911

92, June, 1912. Labor Legislation in Massachusetts, 1912 (4 c.). The labor laws of years prior to 1912 lished in Labor Bulletins Nos. 67 (6 c.) and 84 (5 c.).

3, August, 1912. 11th Annual Directory of Labor Organizations in Massachusetts, 1912 (3 c.). 14, March 1, 1913. 12th Annual Directory of Labor Organizations in Massachusetts, 1913 (3 c.).

I. REPORT ON THE STATISTICS OF MANUFACTURES.

(Public Document No. 36.)

iblication of the Annual Report on the Statistics of Manufactures began in 1886, but prior to 1903, and issues for 1905 and 1910, are out of print. Each report issued prior ›ntained comparisons for identical establishments, between two or more years, as to evoted to Production, Stock and Materials Used, Goods Made, Persons Employed,

, and Time in Operation. Beginning with 1907 the comparisons for identical estabwere omitted, and all returns made to the Bureau included in the tabulations. A few • the following years are still available for distribution, and will be sent to any address, of the amount specified in postage: 1903 (10 c.); 1904 (5 c.); 1906 (5 c.); 1907 (5 c.); ); 1909 (5 c.); and 1911 (5 c.).

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