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.
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 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2007/jan/wk5/art02.htm (visited January 17, 2018).
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