U.S. Strike Duration Data


Contains data on the length of strikes in US manufacturing and unanticipated industrial production. The data is a subset of the data originally used by Kennan. The data here is data for the months of June only to avoid seasonal issues.


Number of observations - 62

Number of variables - 2

Variable name definitions::

            duration - duration of the strike in days
            iprod - unanticipated industrial production


This is a subset of the data used in Kennan (1985). It was originally published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Kennan, J. 1985. "The duration of contract strikes in US manufacturing.
    `Journal of Econometrics` 28.1, 5-28.