HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
42. Union affiliation of employed wage and salary workers by occupation and industry
[Numbers in thousands]
Occupation and industry 2012 2013
Total
employed
Members
of
unions(1)
Represented
by unions(2)
Total
employed
Members
of
unions(1)
Represented
by unions(2)
Total Percent
of
employed
Total Percent
of
employed
Total Percent
of
employed
Total Percent
of
employed

Total wage and salary workers

127,577 14,366 11.3 15,922 12.5 129,110 14,528 11.3 16,028 12.4

OCCUPATION

Management, professional, and related occupations

46,897 5,751 12.3 6,514 13.9 47,723 5,726 12.0 6,490 13.6

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

18,153 844 4.6 1,009 5.6 18,334 804 4.4 961 5.2

Management occupations

12,259 500 4.1 610 5.0 12,174 493 4.1 596 4.9

Business and financial operations occupations

5,894 344 5.8 399 6.8 6,159 311 5.0 365 5.9

Professional and related occupations

28,743 4,907 17.1 5,505 19.2 29,389 4,922 16.7 5,529 18.8

Computer and mathematical occupations

3,578 134 3.7 173 4.8 3,767 163 4.3 208 5.5

Architecture and engineering occupations

2,701 206 7.6 240 8.9 2,666 194 7.3 224 8.4

Life, physical, and social science occupations

1,219 132 10.8 150 12.3 1,178 118 10.0 147 12.5

Community and social service occupations

2,239 361 16.1 406 18.1 2,263 361 16.0 390 17.2

Legal occupations

1,428 70 4.9 87 6.1 1,424 76 5.4 88 6.2

Education, training, and library occupations

8,325 2,944 35.4 3,267 39.2 8,457 2,986 35.3 3,304 39.1

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

1,943 144 7.4 159 8.2 2,043 120 5.9 138 6.8

Healthcare practitioner and technical occupations

7,309 916 12.5 1,023 14.0 7,591 903 11.9 1,029 13.6

Service occupations

23,095 2,406 10.4 2,630 11.4 23,390 2,491 10.6 2,701 11.5

Healthcare support occupations

3,340 277 8.3 321 9.6 3,364 314 9.3 347 10.3

Protective service occupations

3,078 1,071 34.8 1,122 36.5 3,107 1,096 35.3 1,160 37.3

Food preparation and serving related occupations

7,966 298 3.7 358 4.5 8,037 341 4.2 375 4.7

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

4,729 498 10.5 540 11.4 4,708 488 10.4 534 11.3

Personal care and service occupations

3,983 263 6.6 289 7.3 4,174 252 6.0 285 6.8

Sales and office occupations

30,685 2,070 6.7 2,357 7.7 30,637 2,008 6.6 2,220 7.2

Sales and related occupations

13,366 389 2.9 465 3.5 13,316 381 2.9 437 3.3

Office and administrative support occupations

17,319 1,681 9.7 1,892 10.9 17,321 1,627 9.4 1,783 10.3

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

10,863 1,775 16.3 1,876 17.3 11,195 1,866 16.7 2,000 17.9

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

949 32 3.4 38 4.1 861 18 2.1 22 2.5

Construction and extraction occupations

5,567 1,054 18.9 1,108 19.9 5,809 1,119 19.3 1,181 20.3

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

4,347 689 15.8 729 16.8 4,525 729 16.1 797 17.6

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

16,038 2,365 14.7 2,546 15.9 16,165 2,438 15.1 2,617 16.2

Production occupations

8,116 1,002 12.3 1,084 13.4 7,936 1,070 13.5 1,156 14.6

Transportation and material moving occupations

7,922 1,363 17.2 1,462 18.5 8,229 1,367 16.6 1,461 17.8

INDUSTRY

Private sector

107,191 7,037 6.6 7,851 7.3 108,681 7,318 6.7 8,128 7.5

Agriculture and related industries

1,172 16 1.4 21 1.8 1,096 11 1.0 13 1.2

Nonagricultural industries

106,019 7,021 6.6 7,830 7.4 107,585 7,307 6.8 8,114 7.5

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

923 66 7.2 72 7.7 1,026 55 5.4 67 6.6

Construction

6,205 820 13.2 850 13.7 6,474 915 14.1 967 14.9

Manufacturing

13,941 1,338 9.6 1,468 10.5 14,195 1,431 10.1 1,558 11.0

Durable goods

8,787 830 9.4 906 10.3 8,933 883 9.9 956 10.7

Nondurable goods

5,154 507 9.8 563 10.9 5,262 549 10.4 602 11.4

Wholesale and retail trade

18,174 854 4.7 960 5.3 17,998 838 4.7 927 5.2

Wholesale trade

3,341 169 5.1 186 5.6 3,235 163 5.0 184 5.7

Retail trade

14,833 686 4.6 774 5.2 14,763 675 4.6 743 5.0

Transportation and utilities

5,359 1,105 20.6 1,174 21.9 5,563 1,144 20.6 1,212 21.8

Transportation and warehousing

4,520 898 19.9 948 21.0 4,686 920 19.6 974 20.8

Utilities

839 207 24.7 226 26.9 877 225 25.6 238 27.1

Information(3)

2,575 251 9.7 273 10.6 2,582 231 8.9 251 9.7

Publishing, except Internet

548 20 3.7 24 4.3 541 26 4.7 30 5.5

Motion pictures and sound recording industries

293 33 11.4 36 12.2 337 32 9.5 34 10.0

Radio and television broadcasting and cable subscription programming

546 37 6.7 42 7.6 538 30 5.5 34 6.3

Telecommunications

956 149 15.6 160 16.8 916 132 14.4 141 15.4

Financial activities

8,196 156 1.9 203 2.5 8,515 170 2.0 219 2.6

Finance and insurance

6,195 73 1.2 102 1.7 6,392 84 1.3 118 1.8

Finance

4,054 45 1.1 62 1.5 4,090 39 1.0 61 1.5

Insurance

2,141 28 1.3 40 1.9 2,302 45 2.0 56 2.5

Real estate and rental and leasing

2,001 83 4.1 101 5.0 2,123 86 4.0 102 4.8

Professional and business services

12,726 310 2.4 388 3.0 12,890 304 2.4 371 2.9

Professional and technical services

7,630 93 1.2 140 1.8 7,711 115 1.5 154 2.0

Management, administrative, and waste services

5,096 217 4.3 248 4.9 5,179 189 3.6 217 4.2

Education and health services

20,394 1,658 8.1 1,891 9.3 20,596 1,718 8.3 1,961 9.5

Educational services

4,190 520 12.4 592 14.1 4,169 536 12.9 628 15.1

Health care and social assistance

16,204 1,138 7.0 1,299 8.0 16,426 1,182 7.2 1,333 8.1

Leisure and hospitality

11,775 321 2.7 377 3.2 11,973 326 2.7 386 3.2

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

2,127 136 6.4 148 7.0 2,248 118 5.2 130 5.8

Accommodation and food services

9,648 185 1.9 229 2.4 9,726 208 2.1 257 2.6

Accommodation

1,354 89 6.5 101 7.5 1,354 95 7.0 108 8.0

Food services and drinking places

8,295 97 1.2 128 1.5 8,372 113 1.3 149 1.8

Other services(3)

5,750 143 2.5 174 3.0 5,774 175 3.0 194 3.4

Other services, except private households

5,028 133 2.6 163 3.2 5,056 163 3.2 182 3.6

Public sector

20,385 7,328 35.9 8,072 39.6 20,429 7,210 35.3 7,900 38.7

Federal government

3,552 956 26.9 1,114 31.4 3,515 932 26.5 1,096 31.2

State government

6,279 1,968 31.3 2,190 34.9 6,353 1,966 30.9 2,147 33.8

Local government

10,554 4,404 41.7 4,768 45.2 10,561 4,311 40.8 4,658 44.1

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.
(3) Includes other industries, not shown separately.

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 and those with unincorporated businesses. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

 

Last Modified Date: February 26, 2014