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Union Membership Historical Table for Nebraska

Union affiliation of employed wage and salary workers, Nebraska, 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

651 78 12.0 107 16.5

1990

659 72 11.0 101 15.3

1991

671 72 10.7 106 15.9

1992

675 72 10.6 103 15.2

1993

714 77 10.8 105 14.8

1994

1995

715 65 9.1 89 12.4

1996

732 63 8.6 90 12.4

1997

741 69 9.3 91 12.3

1998

751 77 10.3 104 13.8

1999

748 66 8.8 92 12.2

2000

787 66 8.4 92 11.7

2001

773 63 8.1 86 11.2

2002

790 64 8.1 89 11.2

2003

819 64 7.9 87 10.6

2004

831 69 8.3 83 10.0

2005

830 69 8.3 79 9.5

2006

831 66 7.9 79 9.5

2007

836 65 7.8 81 9.7

2008

840 70 8.3 90 10.7

2009

823 76 9.2 94 11.4

2010

813 75 9.3 96 11.8

2011

828 65 7.9 83 10.0

2012

864 52 6.0 70 8.1

2013

870 63 7.3 79 9.0

2014

877 64 7.3 79 9.0

2015

882 68 7.7 80 9.0

2016

876 64 7.4 74 8.5

2017

858 70 8.2 78 9.1

2018

882 59 6.6 71 8.0

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.