Union Membership Historical Table for Minnesota

Union affiliation of employed wage and salary workers, Minnesota, annual averages, 1989–2018 (numbers in thousands)
Year Total
employed
Members of unions (1) Represented by unions (2)
Total Percent of
employed
Total Percent of
employed

1989

1,944 386 19.9 416 21.4

1990

1,936 390 20.1 424 21.9

1991

1,974 422 21.4 450 22.8

1992

1,987 438 22.0 461 23.2

1993

2,031 429 21.1 461 22.7

1994

1995

2,122 431 20.3 458 21.6

1996

2,160 437 20.3 458 21.2

1997

2,196 436 19.9 460 20.9

1998

2,242 422 18.8 443 19.8

1999

2,302 444 19.3 471 20.5

2000

2,358 430 18.2 447 18.9

2001

2,434 430 17.7 449 18.4

2002

2,500 440 17.6 458 18.3

2003

2,435 414 17.0 441 18.1

2004

2,429 424 17.5 443 18.3

2005

2,494 392 15.7 410 16.4

2006

2,479 395 16.0 416 16.8

2007

2,460 400 16.3 419 17.0

2008

2,430 392 16.1 412 17.0

2009

2,400 362 15.1 377 15.7

2010

2,468 385 15.6 397 16.1

2011

2,461 371 15.1 390 15.8

2012

2,465 351 14.2 368 14.9

2013

2,532 362 14.3 381 15.0

2014

2,538 360 14.2 380 15.0

2015

2,565 363 14.2 385 15.0

2016

2,563 365 14.2 388 15.2

2017

2,693 411 15.2 428 15.9

2018

2,634 395 15.0 421 16.0

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 refer 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 unincorporated businesses. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.
Dashes indicate data not available.
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.