Midwest Economy - Union Membership

Union membership of employed wage and salary workers in Midwest states, annual averages, 2015–16 (numbers in thousands)
State 2015 2016 2015 to 2016 Membership
Total members(1) Percent of
employed
Total members(1) Percent of
employed
Net change Percent change

United States

14,795 11.1 14,555 10.7 -240 -1.6

Illinois

847 15.2 812 14.5 -35 -4.1

Indiana

283 10.0 304 10.4 21 7.4

Iowa

138 9.6 129 8.9 -9 -6.5

Michigan

621 15.2 606 14.4 -15 -2.4

Minnesota

363 14.2 365 14.2 2 0.6

Nebraska

68 7.7 64 7.4 -4 -5.9

North Dakota

19 5.4 20 5.5 1 5.3

Ohio

606 12.3 617 12.4 11 1.8

South Dakota

22 5.9 20 5.2 -2 -9.1

Wisconsin

223 8.3 219 8.1 -4 -1.8

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

Union representation of employed wage and salary workers in Midwest states, annual averages, 2015–16 (numbers in thousands)
State 2015 2016 2015 to 2016 Represented
Represented(1) Percent of
employed
Represented(1) Percent of
employed
Net change Percent change

United States

16,441 12.3 16,271 12.0 -170 -1.0

Illinois

892 16.0 856 15.3 -36 -4.0

Indiana

319 11.3 335 11.4 16 5.0

Iowa

174 12.2 153 10.5 -21 -12.1

Michigan

672 16.5 651 15.5 -21 -3.1

Minnesota

385 15.0 388 15.2 3 0.8

Nebraska

80 9.0 74 8.5 -6 -7.5

North Dakota

24 6.8 25 7.0 1 4.2

Ohio

670 13.6 702 14.1 32 4.8

South Dakota

26 6.9 26 7.0 0 0.0

Wisconsin

253 9.4 244 9.0 -9 -3.6

Footnotes:
(1) 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.