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Midwest Economy - Union Membership

Union membership of employed wage and salary workers in Midwest states, annual averages, 2017–18 (numbers in thousands)
State 2017 2018 2017 to 2018 Membership
Total members(1) Percent of
employed
Total members(1) Percent of
employed
Net change Percent change

United States

14,817 10.7 14,744 10.5 -73 -0.5

Illinois

827 15.0 786 13.8 -41 -5.0

Indiana

266 8.9 269 8.8 3 1.1

Iowa

104 7.0 113 7.7 9 8.7

Michigan

658 15.6 625 14.5 -33 -5.0

Minnesota

411 15.2 395 15.0 -16 -3.9

Nebraska

70 8.2 59 6.6 -11 -15.7

North Dakota

18 5.1 18 5.2 0 0.0

Ohio

635 12.5 639 12.6 4 0.6

South Dakota

20 5.4 22 5.6 2 10.0

Wisconsin

230 8.3 219 8.1 -11 -4.8

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, 2017–18 (numbers in thousands)
State 2017 2018 2017 to 2018 Represented
Represented(1) Percent of
employed
Represented(1) Percent of
employed
Net change Percent change

United States

16,444 11.9 16,380 11.7 -64 -0.4

Illinois

872 15.8 839 14.7 -33 -3.8

Indiana

289 9.7 283 9.3 -6 -2.1

Iowa

127 8.6 129 8.8 2 1.6

Michigan

711 16.8 663 15.4 -48 -6.8

Minnesota

428 15.9 421 16.0 -7 -1.6

Nebraska

78 9.1 71 8.0 -7 -9.0

North Dakota

24 6.8 23 6.7 -1 -4.2

Ohio

688 13.6 722 14.3 34 4.9

South Dakota

25 6.7 28 7.1 3 12.0

Wisconsin

250 9.0 233 8.6 -17 -6.8

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.