Midwest Economy - Union Membership

Union Membership of employed wage and salary workers in Midwest states, annual averages, 2013 - 2014 (numbers in thousands)
State 2013 2014 2013 to 2014 Membership
Total members (1) Percent of
employed
Total members (1) Percent of
employed
Net change Percent change

United States

14,528 11.3 14,576 11.1 48 0.3

  Illinois

851 15.8 831 15.1 -20 -2.4

  Indiana

249 9.3 299 10.7 50 20.1

  Iowa

143 10.1 156 10.7 13 9.1

  Michigan

633 16.3 585 14.5 -48 -7.6

  Minnesota

362 14.3 360 14.2 -2 -0.6

  Nebraska

63 7.3 64 7.3 1 1.6

  North Dakota

22 6.4 18 5.0 -4 -18.2

  Ohio

605 12.6 615 12.4 10 1.7

  South Dakota

17 4.8 18 4.9 1 5.9

  Wisconsin

317 12.3 306 11.7 -11 -3.5

Footnotes:
(1) Data refer to members of a labor union or an employee association similar to a union.
 

Union Representation of employed wage and salary workers in Midwest states, annual averages, 2013 - 2014 (numbers in thousands)
State 2013 2014 2013 to 2014 Represented
Represented (1) Percent of
employed
Represented (1) Percent of
employed
Net change Percent change

United States

16,028 12.4 16,152 12.3 124 0.8

  Illinois

882 16.3 880 16.0 -2 -0.2

  Indiana

275 10.3 335 12.0 60 21.8

  Iowa

171 12.0 184 12.6 13 7.6

  Michigan

656 16.9 631 15.7 -25 -3.8

  Minnesota

381 15.0 380 15.0 -1 -0.3

  Nebraska

79 9.0 79 9.0 0 0.0

  North Dakota

29 8.5 24 6.9 -5 -17.2

  Ohio

674 14.1 688 13.9 14 2.1

  South Dakota

21 5.8 22 6.0 1 4.8

  Wisconsin

337 13.1 327 12.5 -10 -3.0

Footnotes:
(1) Data refer to members of a labor union or an employee association similar to a union, as well as workers who are not members but whose jobs are covered by a union or an employee association contract.
 

Union affiliation of employed wage and salary workers by state, 2013-2014 annual averages (numbers in thousands)
State 2013 2014
Total
employed
Members of unions (1) Represented by
unions (2)
Total
employed
Members of unions (1) Represented by
unions (2)
Total Percent
of
employed
Total Percent
of
employed
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employed

United States

129,110 14,528 11.3 16,028 12.4
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131,431
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14,576
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11.1
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16,152
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12.3

Alabama

1,894 203 10.7 222 11.7
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1,887
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204
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10.8
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228
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12.1

Alaska

306 71 23.1 75 24.5
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307
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70
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22.8
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75
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24.4

Arizona

2,452 122 5.0 147 6.0
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2,593
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138
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5.3
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173
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6.7

Arkansas

1,072 38 3.5 44 4.1
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1,108
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52
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4.7
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60
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5.4

California

14,835 2,430 16.4 2,579 17.4
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15,135
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2,472
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16.3
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2,652
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17.5

Colorado

2,243 171 7.6 207 9.2
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2,328
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221
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9.5
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250
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10.7

Connecticut

1,535 207 13.5 220 14.3
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1,564
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231
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14.8
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245
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15.7

Delaware

370 38 10.3 41 11.0
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384
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38
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9.9
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43
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11.3

District of Columbia

308 29 9.3 34 11.0
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325
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28
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8.6
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35
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10.7

Florida

7,655 414 5.4 529 6.9
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8,042
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455
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5.7
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561
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7.0

Georgia

3,958 209 5.3 248 6.3
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3,926
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170
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4.3
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193
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4.9

Hawaii

549 121 22.1 129 23.6
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572
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124
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21.8
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131
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22.9

Idaho

617 29 4.7 36 5.8
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641
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34
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5.3
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43
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6.7

Illinois

5,397 851 15.8 882 16.3
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5,500
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831
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15.1
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880
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16.0

Indiana

2,682 249 9.3 275 10.3
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2,802
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299
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10.7
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335
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12.0

Iowa

1,421 143 10.1 171 12.0
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1,459
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156
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10.7
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184
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12.6

Kansas

1,252 94 7.5 106 8.4
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1,287
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95
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7.4
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116
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9.0

Kentucky

1,735 194 11.2 226 13.0
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1,714
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189
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11.0
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219
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12.8

Louisiana

1,728 75 4.3 95 5.5
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1,834
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96
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5.2
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118
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6.4

Maine

574 64 11.1 75 13.1
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566
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62
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11.0
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71
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12.5

Maryland

2,665 308 11.6 349 13.1
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2,612
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310
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11.9
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347
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13.3

Massachusetts

2,940 401 13.7 430 14.6
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3,036
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415
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13.7
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445
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14.7

Michigan

3,889 633 16.3 656 16.9
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4,028
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585
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14.5
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631
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15.7

Minnesota

2,532 362 14.3 381 15.0
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2,538
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360
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14.2
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380
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15.0

Mississippi

1,040 38 3.7 44 4.2
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1,028
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38
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3.7
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46
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4.5

Missouri

2,537 219 8.6 264 10.4
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2,559
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214
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8.4
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249
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9.7

Montana

403 52 13.0 60 14.8
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414
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52
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12.7
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57
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13.8

Nebraska

870 63 7.3 79 9.0
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877
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64
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7.3
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79
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9.0

Nevada

1,154 169 14.6 186 16.1
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1,173
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169
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14.4
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192
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16.4

New Hampshire

623 60 9.6 67 10.7
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626
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62
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9.9
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72
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11.5

New Jersey

3,814 611 16.0 632 16.6
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3,860
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635
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16.5
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664
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17.2

New Mexico

751 46 6.2 55 7.3
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763
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43
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5.7
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56
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7.4

New York

8,149 1,986 24.4 2,104 25.8
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8,060
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1,980
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24.6
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2,081
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25.8

North Carolina

3,879 117 3.0 184 4.8
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3,936
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76
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1.9
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126
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3.2

North Dakota

342 22 6.4 29 8.5
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353
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18
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5.0
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24
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6.9

Ohio

4,786 605 12.6 674 14.1
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4,958
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615
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12.4
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688
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13.9

Oklahoma

1,516 114 7.5 144 9.5
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1,465
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89
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6.0
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106
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7.2

Oregon

1,504 208 13.9 223 14.8
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1,554
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243
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15.6
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264
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17.0

Pennsylvania

5,501 701 12.7 754 13.7
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5,525
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703
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12.7
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754
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13.7

Rhode Island

459 77 16.9 82 17.8
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453
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68
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15.1
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72
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15.8

South Carolina

1,855 69 3.7 86 4.7
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1,884
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41
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2.2
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61
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3.2

South Dakota

362 17 4.8 21 5.8
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363
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18
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4.9
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22
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6.0

Tennessee

2,543 155 6.1 188 7.4
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2,514
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127
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5.0
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141
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5.6

Texas

10,877 518 4.8 647 6.0
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11,205
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543
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4.8
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700
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6.2

Utah

1,253 49 3.9 67 5.4
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1,236
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46
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3.7
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57
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4.6

Vermont

285 31 10.9 38 13.2
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286
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32
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11.1
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37
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13.1

Virginia

3,601 180 5.0 229 6.4
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3,665
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179
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4.9
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228
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6.2

Washington

2,882 546 18.9 568 19.7
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2,914
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491
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16.8
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536
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18.4

West Virginia

686 87 12.7 93 13.5
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687
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73
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10.6
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80
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11.6

Wisconsin

2,569 317 12.3 337 13.1
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2,626
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306
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11.7
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327
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12.5

Wyoming

259 15 5.7 17 6.4
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255
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17
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6.7
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19
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7.5

Footnotes
(1) Data refer to members of a labor union or an employee association similar to a union.
(2) Data refer to both union members and workers who report no union affiliation but whose jobs are covered by a union or an employee association contract.
 

Note: Data refers to the sole or principal job of full- and part-time wage and salary workers. All self-employed workers are excluded, both those with incorporated businesses as well as those with unincorportated businesses. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.
Source: Current Population Survey
The current population survey is a monthly survey of households conducted by the Bureau of the Census for the Bureau of Labor Statistics.