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Union membership by State, 2006

January 30, 2007

In 2006, 20 States had union membership rates higher than the U.S. average of 12.0 percent.

Union membership of wage and salary workers, selected States, 2006
[Chart data—TXT]

All States in the East North Central, Middle Atlantic, and Pacific divisions reported union membership rates at or above the national average.

Four States had union membership rates over 20.0 percent in 2006—Hawaii (24.7 percent), New York (24.4 percent), Alaska (22.2 percent), and New Jersey (20.1 percent). Hawaii and New York have recorded the highest union membership rates among all States for 10 of the past 11 years.

These 2006 data on union membership are from the Current Population Survey. Unionization data are for wage and salary workers. Find out more in "Union Members in 2006" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 07-0113.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Union membership by State, 2006 at (visited July 19, 2024).

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