Union affiliation by U.S. state

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Union affiliation by U.S. state (2008)[1]
Rank State Percent
union
members
Union
members
Percent
represented
by unions
Represented
by unions
Total
employed
Right
to Work
1  New York 24.9 2,029,000 26.6 2,170,000 8,165,000 No
2  Hawaii 24.3 136,000 25.5 143,000 562,000 No
3  Alaska 23.5 68,000 24.7 71,000 289,000 No
4  Washington 19.8 578,000 21.5 626,000 2,912,000 No
5  Michigan 18.8 771,000 19.6 801,000 4,089,000 Yes
6  California 18.4 2,740,000 19.5 2,909,000 14,889,000 No
7  New Jersey 18.3 703,000 19.0 731,000 3,843,000 No
8  Connecticut 16.9 275,000 17.9 291,000 1,625,000 No
9  Nevada 16.7 199,000 18.2 217,000 1,192,000 Yes
10  Illinois 16.6 939,000 17.5 993,000 5,662,000 No
11  Oregon 16.6 259,000 17.4 272,000 1,566,000 No
12  Rhode Island 16.5 78,000 17.4 82,000 471,000 No
13  Minnesota 16.1 392,000 17.0 412,000 2,430,000 No
14  Massachusetts 15.7 458,000 16.9 491,000 2,909,000 No
15  Pennsylvania 15.4 847,000 16.3 899,000 5,504,000 No
16  Wisconsin 15.0 396,000 16.0 422,000 2,642,000 No
17  Ohio 14.2 716,000 15.5 783,000 5,046,000 No
18  West Virginia 13.8 101,000 15.3 112,000 736,000 No
19  Delaware 13.4 52,000 14.7 57,000 391,000 No
20  Maryland 12.6 329,000 14.5 380,000 2,610,000 No
 United States 12.4 16,098,000 13.7 17,761,000 129,377,000 N/A
21  Indiana 12.4 349,000 13.7 386,000 2,811,000 Yes
22  Maine 12.3 71,000 14.7 84,000 574,000 No
23  Montana 12.2 47,000 15.7 61,000 389,000 No
24  District of Columbia 12.2 35,000 14.3 41,000 288,000 No
25  Missouri 11.2 285,000 12.8 327,000 2,543,000 No
26  Iowa 10.6 153,000 13.0 187,000 1,437,000 Yes
27  New Hampshire 10.6 67,000 12.4 79,000 635,000 No
28  Vermont 10.4 29,000 12.8 36,000 284,000 No
29  Alabama 9.8 181,000 10.7 199,000 1,858,000 Yes
30  Arizona 8.8 227,000 9.8 254,000 2,579,000 Yes
31  Kentucky 8.6 146,000 9.6 163,000 1,703,000 No
32  Nebraska 8.3 70,000 10.7 90,000 840,000 Yes
33  Colorado 8.0 181,000 9.2 208,000 2,254,000 No
34  Wyoming 7.7 19,000 8.9 21,000 241,000 Yes
35  New Mexico 7.2 58,000 11.6 94,000 807,000 No
36  Idaho 7.1 42,000 8.0 48,000 602,000 Yes
37  Kansas 7.0 89,000 8.7 111,000 1,273,000 Yes
38  Oklahoma 6.6 102,000 8.3 127,000 1,529,000 Yes
39  Florida 6.4 482,000 7.9 601,000 7,573,000 Yes
40  North Dakota 6.1 19,000 8.2 25,000 308,000 Yes
41  Arkansas 5.9 68,000 7.3 85,000 1,158,000 Yes
42  Utah 5.8 68,000 7.1 84,000 1,178,000 Yes
43  Tennessee 5.5 139,000 6.6 166,000 2,534,000 Yes
44  Mississippi 5.3 57,000 7.3 79,000 1,089,000 Yes
45  South Dakota 5.0 18,000 6.4 24,000 369,000 Yes
46  Louisiana 4.6 80,000 5.6 97,000 1,724,000 Yes
47  Texas 4.5 449,000 5.6 559,000 9,991,000 Yes
48  Virginia 4.1 146,000 5.0 178,000 3,597,000 Yes
49  South Carolina 3.9 70,000 5.8 105,000 1,792,000 Yes
50  Georgia 3.7 151,000 4.6 189,000 4,084,000 Yes
51  North Carolina 3.5 132,000 5.0 189,000 3,799,000 Yes

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