Midwest Economy - Union Membership

Union Membership (1) of employed wage and salary workers in Midwest states, annual averages, 2011 and 2012 (Numbers in thousands)
State 2011 2012 2011 to 2012 Membership
Total members Percent of employed Total members Percent of employed Net Change Percent Change

United States

14,764 11.8 14,366 11.3 -398 -2.7

    Illinois

876 16.2 801 14.6 -75 -8.6

    Indiana

302 11.3 246 9.1 -56 -18.5

    Iowa

155 11.2 145 10.4 -10 -6.5

    Michigan

671 17.5 629 16.6 -42 -6.3

    Minnesota

371 15.1 351 14.2 -20 -5.4

    Nebraska

65 7.9 52 6.0 -13 -20.0

    North Dakota

20 6.3 20 6.1 0 0.0

    Ohio

647 13.4 604 12.6 -43 -6.6

    South Dakota

18 5.1 20 5.6 2 11.1

    Wisconsin

339 13.3 293 11.2 -46 -13.6

Footnotes:
(1) Data refer to members of a labor union or an employee association similar to a union.

 

Union Representation (1) of employed wage and salary workers in Midwest states, annual averages, 2011 and 2012 (Numbers in thousands)
State 2011 2012 2011 to 2012 Represented
Represented Percent of employed Represented Percent of employed Net
Change
Percent
Change

United States

16,290 13.0 15,922 12.5 -368 -2.3

    Illinois

929 17.2 852 15.5 -77 -8.3

    Indiana

333 12.4 269 10.0 -64 -19.2

    Iowa

187 13.5 172 12.4 -15 -8.0

    Michigan

703 18.3 648 17.1 -55 -7.8

    Minnesota

390 15.8 368 14.9 -22 -5.6

    Nebraska

83 10.0 70 8.1 -13 -15.7

    North Dakota

27 8.6 27 8.2 0 0.0

    Ohio

706 14.7 665 13.9 -41 -5.8

    South Dakota

23 6.5 24 6.7 1 4.3

    Wisconsin

358 14.1 312 12.0 -46 -12.8

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 employee association contract.

NOTES: Data refer to the sole or principal job of full- and part-time workers. All self-employed workers are excluded, regardless of whether their businesses are incorporated. Data are based on one-fourth of the full sample (the outgoing rotation groups). As a result, employment levels may not match the official annual average employment figures issued by the Local Area Unemployment Statistics program.

Data Released: 1/23/2013  
Source: Current Population Survey

 

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Last Modified Date: March 18, 2013