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TABLE 238.-Per cent of foreign-born parsons 6 years of age or over who speak English, by years in the United States and race of individual.

(STUDY OF HOUSEHOLDS.)

[By years in the United States is meant years since first arrival in the United States. This table includes only non-English-speaking races with 40 or more persons reporting. The total, however, is for all nonEnglish-speaking races.]

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The preceding table shows ability to speak English according to length of residence in the United States. Of the individuals who have been in the United States ten years or over 87.7 per cent, of those who have been here from five to nine years 70.5 per cent, and of those who have been here under five years 41.9 per cent can speak English. The Hebrews, French Canadians, and Armenians, in the order mentioned, have the largest and the Lithuanians and Greeks the smallest proportion of individuals in the United States under 5 years who speak English, and the Hebrews, Armenians, and Greeks, in the order mentioned, have the largest and the Lithuanians and Poles the smallest proportion of individuals who have been here from five to nine years who speak English, while the proportion of individuals who have been here ten years or over who speak English is largest for the Armenians, Hebrews, and French Canadians, in the order mentioned, and smallest for the Lithuanians.

PART III. THE BOOT AND SHOE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

IN THE MIDDLE WEST.

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PART III-THE BOOT AND SHOE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY IN THE

MIDDLE WEST.

CHAPTER I.

INTRODUCTION.

Employees for whom information was secured-[Text Table 239 and General Table 160].

EMPLOYEES FOR WHOM INFORMATION WAS SECURED.

As has already been pointed out the study of the industry in the Middle West was restricted to the information received for employees." No household investigation was made. The following table shows the number and percentage of employees of each race for whom information was secured:

TABLE 239.-Employees for whom information was secured, by sex and general nativity and race.

(STUDY OF EMPLOYEES.)

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TABLE 239.-Employees for whom information was secured, by sex and general nativity and race-Continued.

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