Union affiliation by U.S. state

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Union affiliation by U.S. state (2016)[1]
Rank State Percent
union
members
Union
members
Percent
represented
by unions
Represented
by unions
Total
employed
Right
to Work
1  New York 23.6 1,942,000 25.2 2,075,000 8,227,000 No
2  Hawaii 19.9 119,000 20.9 125,000 597,000 No
3  Alaska 18.5 55,000 19.9 59,000 297,000 No
4  Connecticut 17.5 275,000 18.4 288,000 1,568,000 No
5  Washington 17.4 539,000 18.7 577,000 3,090,000 No
6  New Jersey 16.1 644,000 16.6 666,000 4,007,000 No
7  California 15.9 2,551,000 17.5 2,796,000 16,001,000 No
8  Rhode Island 15.5 74,000 16.9 81,000 481,000 No
9  Illinois 14.5 812,000 15.3 856,000 5,566,000 No
10  Michigan 14.4 606,000 15.5 651,000 4,196,000 Yes
11  Minnesota 14.2 365,000 15.2 388,000 2,563,000 No
12  Oregon 13.5 228,000 15.8 267,000 1,691,000 No
13  Ohio 12.4 617,000 14.1 702,000 4,907,000 No
14  Massachusetts 12.1 381,000 12.9 407,000 3,158,000 No
15  Nevada 12.1 146,000 15.0 182,000 1,211,000 Yes
16  Pennsylvania 12.1 685,000 12.7 724,000 5,686,000 No
17  Montana 11.9 50,000 13.9 58,000 418,000 No
18  West Virginia 11.8 79,000 13.2 88,000 669,000 Yes
19  Vermont 11.5 33,000 12.9 37,000 290,000 No
20  Maine 11.4 65,000 13.5 77,000 567,000 No
21  Delaware 11.4 48,000 13.3 56,000 419,000 No
22  Maryland 11.0 310,000 12.3 347,000 2,815,000 No
23  Kentucky 11.0 187,000 12.1 207,000 1,705,000 Yes
 United States 10.7 14,555,000 12.0 16,271,000 136,101,000 N/A
24  Indiana 10.4 283,000 11.4 319,000 2,828,000 Yes
25  Colorado 9.8 238,000 10.8 263,000 2,438,000 No
26  Missouri 9.7 262,000 10.7 290,000 2,711,000 Yes[2]
27  District of Columbia 9.5 32,000 10.7 37,000 343,000 No
28  New Hampshire 9.4 63,000 11.0 74,000 669,000 No
29  Iowa 8.9 129,000 10.5 153,000 1,454,000 Yes
30  Kansas 8.6 109,000 10.3 132,000 1,274,000 Yes
31  Wisconsin 8.1 219,000 9.0 244,000 2,696,000 Yes
32  Alabama 8.1 153,000 9.0 170,000 1,895,000 Yes
33  Nebraska 7.4 64,000 8.5 74,000 876,000 Yes
34  Mississippi 6.6 73,000 8.1 90,000 1,108,000 Yes
35  Wyoming 6.3 16,000 7.3 18,000 248,000 Yes
36  New Mexico 6.3 49,000 8.2 64,000 784,000 No
37  Idaho 6.1 42,000 6.8 47,000 689,000 Yes
38  Tennessee 5.7 158,000 6.4 174,000 2,746,000 Yes
39  Florida 5.6 456,000 7.1 574,000 8,113,000 Yes
40   North Dakota 5.5 20,000 7.0 25,000 363,000 Yes
41  Oklahoma 5.4 80,000 6.6 97,000 1,482,000 Yes
42  South Dakota 5.2 20,000 7.0 26,000 379,000 Yes
43  Utah 4.7 62,000 6.0 79,000 1,318,000 Yes
44  Arizona 4.5 122,000 5.5 151,000 2,727,000 Yes
45  Virginia 4.3 160,000 6.0 226,000 3,748,000 Yes
46  Louisiana 4.2 76,000 4.9 88,000 1,799,000 Yes
47  Texas 4.0 462,000 5.3 606,000 11,457,000 Yes
48  Arkansas 3.9 47,000 5.0 59,000 1,186,000 Yes
49  Georgia 3.9 165,000 4.9 210,000 4,249,000 Yes
50  North Carolina 3.0 129,000 4.1 174,000 4,089,000 Yes
51  South Carolina 1.6 32,000 2.6 52,000 1,981,000 Yes

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Bureau of Labor Statistics (January 26, 2017). "Union members in 2016" (PDF). Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Labor. 
  2. ^ Effective August 28, 2017.

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