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Midwest Economy – Union Membership

Union membership of employed wage and salary workers in Midwest states, annual averages, 2018–19 (numbers in thousands)
State 2018 2019 2018 to 2019 Membership
Total members(1) Percent of
employed
Total members(1) Percent of
employed
Net change Percent change

United States

14,744 10.5 14,574 10.3 -170 -1.2

Illinois

786 13.8 771 13.6 -15 -1.9

Indiana

269 8.8 249 8.3 -20 -7.4

Iowa

113 7.7 97 6.3 -16 -14.2

Michigan

625 14.5 589 13.6 -36 -5.8

Minnesota

395 15.0 364 13.7 -31 -7.8

Nebraska

59 6.6 75 8.4 16 27.1

North Dakota

18 5.2 21 6.0 3 16.7

Ohio

639 12.6 610 11.9 -29 -4.5

South Dakota

22 5.6 22 5.6 0 0.0

Wisconsin

219 8.1 218 8.1 -1 -0.5

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, 2018–19 (numbers in thousands)
State 2018 2019 2018 to 2019 Represented
Represented(1) Percent of
employed
Represented(1) Percent of
employed
Net change Percent change

United States

16,380 11.7 16,383 11.6 3 0.0

Illinois

839 14.7 832 14.7 -7 -0.8

Indiana

283 9.3 296 9.8 13 4.6

Iowa

129 8.8 122 7.9 -7 -5.4

Michigan

663 15.4 648 15.0 -15 -2.3

Minnesota

421 16.0 381 14.3 -40 -9.5

Nebraska

71 8.0 86 9.6 15 21.1

North Dakota

23 6.7 27 7.5 4 17.4

Ohio

722 14.3 673 13.1 -49 -6.8

South Dakota

28 7.1 26 6.7 -2 -7.1

Wisconsin

233 8.6 245 9.1 12 5.2

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.