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Table 2 Summary statistics

From: Assessing post-harvest labor shortages, wages, and welfare

Variable Mean Std. dev. Min. Max.
Pre-harvest employment (thousands) 36.07 4.84 30.01 43.74
Post-harvest employment (thousands) 11.75 1.59 9.87 15.07
Pre-harvest weighted real wage ($/hour) 11.64 0.62 12.64 10.55
Post-harvest weighted real wage ($/hour) 15.71 1.13 17.37 13.78
Pome production (million lbs) 6126.45 1075.44 5633.00 6886.90
Prunus production (million lbs) 932.15 201.31 789.80 1074.50
Pome real retail price ($/lbs) 1.24 0.12 1.16 1.33
Prunus real retail price ($/lbs) 1.69 0.17 1.57 1.82
  1. Note: Entries are the statistics for the yearly average from 2002 to 2013
  2. Source: U.S. Dept. of Labor OES (2014) and U.S. Dept. of Agricultural ERS Fruit and Tree Nut Year Book (2014). Real values are calculated using 2013 as base year