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Union Members 2017

Categories: Labor Unions,Labor/Employment,Statistics

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/union2_01192018.pdf

The union membership rate, meaning the percentage of wage and salary workers who were members of unions, was unchanged from the previous year at 10.7%.  In 1983, when such records began, the membership rate was 20.1%.  The rate of union membership was more than five times higher among public-sector workers than private-sector workers. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics