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Midwest Economy – Union Membership

Union membership of employed wage and salary workers in Midwest states, annual averages, 2019–20 (numbers in thousands)
State 2019 2020 2019 to 2020 Membership
Total members(1) Percent of
employed
Total members(1) Percent of
employed
Net change Percent change

United States

14,574 10.3 14,253 10.8 -321 -2.2

Illinois

771 13.6 739 14.3 -32 -4.2

Indiana

249 8.3 235 8.3 -14 -5.6

Iowa

97 6.3 93 6.6 -4 -4.1

Michigan

589 13.6 604 15.2 15 2.5

Minnesota

364 13.7 398 15.8 34 9.3

Nebraska

75 8.4 85 9.6 10 13.3

North Dakota

21 6.0 21 6.2 0 0.0

Ohio

610 11.9 637 13.2 27 4.4

South Dakota

22 5.6 17 4.3 -5 -22.7

Wisconsin

218 8.1 227 8.7 9 4.1

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

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.

Union representation of employed wage and salary workers in Midwest states, annual averages, 2019–20 (numbers in thousands)
State 2019 2020 2019 to 2020 Represented
Represented(1) Percent of
employed
Represented(1) Percent of
employed
Net change Percent change

United States

16,383 11.6 15,939 12.1 -444 -2.7

Illinois

832 14.7 788 15.2 -44 -5.3

Indiana

296 9.8 270 9.5 -26 -8.8

Iowa

122 7.9 128 9.1 6 4.9

Michigan

648 15.0 661 16.6 13 2.0

Minnesota

381 14.3 427 17.0 46 12.1

Nebraska

86 9.6 94 10.5 8 9.3

North Dakota

27 7.5 25 7.4 -2 -7.4

Ohio

673 13.1 686 14.2 13 1.9

South Dakota

26 6.7 21 5.5 -5 -19.2

Wisconsin

245 9.1 264 10.2 19 7.8

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.

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.