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Midwest Economy – Union Membership

Union membership of employed wage and salary workers in Midwest states, annual averages, 2020–21 (numbers in thousands)
State 2020 2021 2020 to 2021 Membership
Total members(1) Percent of
employed
Total members(1) Percent of
employed
Net change Percent change

United States

14,253 10.8 14,012 10.3 -241 -1.7

Illinois

739 14.3 752 13.9 13 1.8

Indiana

235 8.3 256 9.0 21 8.9

Iowa

93 6.6 93 6.5 0 0.0

Michigan

604 15.2 540 13.3 -64 -10.6

Minnesota

398 15.8 416 16.0 18 4.5

Nebraska

85 9.6 61 6.8 -24 -28.2

North Dakota

21 6.2 19 5.4 -2 -9.5

Ohio

637 13.2 596 12.0 -41 -6.4

South Dakota

17 4.3 16 4.0 -1 -5.9

Wisconsin

227 8.7 215 7.9 -12 -5.3

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, 2020–21 (numbers in thousands)
State 2020 2021 2020 to 2021 Represented
Represented(1) Percent of
employed
Represented(1) Percent of
employed
Net change Percent change

United States

15,939 12.1 15,802 11.6 -137 -0.9

Illinois

788 15.2 818 15.2 30 3.8

Indiana

270 9.5 290 10.2 20 7.4

Iowa

128 9.1 118 8.3 -10 -7.8

Michigan

661 16.6 620 15.3 -41 -6.2

Minnesota

427 17.0 446 17.1 19 4.4

Nebraska

94 10.5 72 8.0 -22 -23.4

North Dakota

25 7.4 24 6.9 -1 -4.0

Ohio

686 14.2 647 13.0 -39 -5.7

South Dakota

21 5.5 20 5.0 -1 -4.8

Wisconsin

264 10.2 251 9.3 -13 -4.9

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.