February 01, 2010 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Union membership declines in 2009

Union membership by industry, 2009
Industry Members of unions

Private sector

7,431,000

Agriculture and related industries

12,000

Nonagricultural industries

7,419,000

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

57,000

Construction

958,000

Manufacturing

1,470,000

Wholesale and retail trade

937,000

Transportation and utilities

1,144,000

Information

280,000

Financial activities

150,000

Professional and business services

256,000

Education and health services

1,655,000

Leisure and hospitality

349,000

Other services

164,000

Public sector

7,896,000

Federal government

1,005,000

State government

2,025,000

Local government

4,867,000

These data featured in the TED article, Union membership declines in 2009.

 

 

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