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IMMIGRANTS IN INDUSTRIES.
SILK GOODS MANUFACTURING AND DYEING.
This report, which was prepared under the direction of the Commission by W. Jett Lauck, superintendent of agents, forms part of the general report of the Immigration Commission on immigrants in industries.
Period of residence in the United States of foreign-born employees and
Racial classification of employees at the present time.
Industrial condition abroad of members of immigrant households studied..
Principal occupation of immigrant employees before coming to the United
General occupation of males at the present time, in the households studied.
General occupation of women at the present time, in the households studied.
Relation between period of residence and earning ability
Annual earnings of male heads of families studied.
Annual earnings of males 18 years of age or over in the households studied.
Annual earnings of females 18 years of age or over in the households studied.
CHAPTER IV.-Working conditions:
Relative importance of different sources of family income.
The immigrant and organized labor.
CHAPTER V.-Housing and living conditions:
Rent in its relation to standard of living.
Boarders and lodgers..........
CHAPTER VII.-General progress and assimilation:
Age classification of employees and members of their households.
Period of residence in the United States of foreign-born employees.
Occupations entered in the industry.
Hours of work per day and week in the industry.
Effect of improved machinery upon industry and employees.
Employers' opinions of recent immigrants.
Growth of the industry-Increase in the number of employees-Territory studied-
Households studied-Members of households for whom detailed information was
secured-The preparation of the report-Employees for whom information was
During the past thirty years the silk goods manufacturing industry
has undergone a remarkable expansion. In 1880 the capital invested
in the industry in the United States amounted to only $19,125,300
and the annual output was only $41,033,045, as contrasted with a
capital commitment of $109,556,621 in 1905 and an annual produc-
tion to the value of $133,288,072. The growth of the industry in the
United States and in the principal silk goods manufacturing States
during the period 1880-1905 is shown in the table which immediately
Table 1.—Growth of the silk goods manufacturing industry in the United States and in
From United States Census Report, Manufactures, 1905, Part III, Table 16.]