Union Membership Historical Table for Ohio

Union affiliation of employed wage and salary workers, Ohio, annual averages, 1989–2017 (numbers in thousands)
Year Total
employed
Members of unions (1) Represented by unions (2)
Total Percent of
employed
Total Percent of
employed

1989

4,641 987 21.3 1,066 23.0

1990

4,601 960 20.9 1,068 23.2

1991

4,574 941 20.6 1,019 22.3

1992

4,636 940 20.3 1,029 22.2

1993

4,659 962 20.7 1,040 22.3

1994

1995

4,774 885 18.5 979 20.5

1996

4,798 933 19.5 998 20.8

1997

4,940 931 18.9 1,003 20.3

1998

4,902 932 19.0 992 20.2

1999

5,008 896 17.9 955 19.1

2000

5,049 877 17.4 958 19.0

2001

5,117 901 17.6 976 19.1

2002

5,118 859 16.8 916 17.9

2003

5,100 850 16.7 923 18.1

2004

4,998 759 15.2 820 16.4

2005

5,039 804 16.0 866 17.2

2006

5,170 734 14.2 801 15.5

2007

5,187 730 14.1 797 15.4

2008

5,046 716 14.2 783 15.5

2009

4,827 685 14.2 742 15.4

2010

4,787 655 13.7 702 14.7

2011

4,813 647 13.4 706 14.7

2012

4,800 604 12.6 665 13.9

2013

4,786 605 12.6 674 14.1

2014

4,958 615 12.4 688 13.9

2015

4,914 606 12.3 670 13.6

2016

4,970 617 12.4 702 14.1

2017

5,062 635 12.5 688 13.6

Footnotes:
(1) Data refer to members of a labor union or an employee association similar to a union.
(2) 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.
 

Note: Data refer to the sole or principal job of full- and part-time wage and salary workers. All self-employed workers are excluded, both those with incorporated businesses as well as those with unincorporated businesses. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.
Dashes indicate data not available.
Source: Current Population Survey
The current population survey is a monthly survey of households conducted by the Bureau of the Census for the Bureau of Labor Statistics.