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712. Labor Union Membership, by Sector

[See headnote, Table 714. (17,717.4 represents 17,717,400)]

 
SECTOR 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
 
TOTAL (1,000)
Wage and salary workers:
  Union members 17,717.4 17,339.8 16,996.1 16,975.2 16,913.1 17,001.7 16,960.5 16,739.8 16,568.4 16,390.3 16,598.1 16,740.3 16,359.6 16,269.4 16,109.9 16,211.4 16,476.7
  Covered by unions 20,532.1 19,931.5 19,358.1 19,277.8 19,051.0 19,241.3 19,197.6 19,057.8 18,733.8 18,540.1 18,646.4 18,842.5 18,346.3 18,158.1 17,923.0 17,918.3 18,182.3
 
  Public sector workers:
    Union members 5,737.2 5,655.7 5,743.1 5,890.5 6,055.7 6,299.2 6,424.2 6,485.0 6,632.0 6,653.1 7,017.8 7,091.0 6,927.4 6,854.4 6,746.7 6,905.3 7,058.1
    Covered by unions 7,112.2 6,945.9 6,920.6 7,073.9 7,165.7 7,485.1 7,614.4 7,691.4 7,796.0 7,840.6 8,162.4 8,191.8 7,986.6 7,829.7 7,668.0 7,814.7 7,966.3
 
  Private sector workers:
    Union members 11,980.2 11,684.0 11,253.0 11,084.7 10,857.3 10,702.4 10,536.2 10,254.8 9,936.5 9,737.2 9,580.3 9,649.4 9,432.1 9,415.0 9,363.3 9,306.1 9,418.6
    Covered by unions 13,419.9 12,985.6 12,437.5 12,203.9 11,885.2 11,756.3 11,583.1 11,366.4 10,937.8 10,699.5 10,484.0 10,650.6 10,359.8 10,328.4 10,255.0 10,103.6 10,216.0
 
PERCENT
Wage and salary workers:
  Union members 20.1 18.8 18.0 17.5 17.0 16.8 16.4 16.1 16.1 15.8 15.8 15.5 14.9 14.5 14.1 13.9 13.9
  Covered by unions 23.3 21.6 20.5 19.9 19.2 19.0 18.6 18.3 18.2 17.9 17.7 17.4 16.7 16.2 15.6 15.4 15.3
 
  Public sector workers:
    Union members 36.7 35.7 35.7 35.9 35.9 36.6 36.7 36.5 36.9 36.6 37.7 38.7 37.7 37.6 37.2 37.5 37.3
    Covered by unions 45.5 43.9 43.1 43.2 42.5 43.5 43.5 43.3 43.3 43.2 43.8 44.7 43.5 43.0 42.3 42.5 42.1
 
  Private sector workers:
    Union members 16.5 15.3 14.3 13.8 13.2 12.7 12.3 11.9 11.7 11.4 11.1 10.8 10.3 10.0 9.7 9.5 9.4
    Covered by unions 18.5 17.0 15.9 15.2 14.4 14.0 13.5 13.2 12.9 12.5 12.1 11.9 11.3 11.0 10.6 10.3 10.2


Source: The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., Washington, DC, Union Membership and Earnings Data Book: Compilations from the Current Population Survey (2000 edition), (copyright by BNA PLUS); authored by Barry Hirsch of Trinity University, San Antonio, TX and David Macpherson of Florida State University. Internet site

http://www.bna.com/bnaplus/



https://allcountries.org/uscensus/712_labor_union_membership_by_sector.html

These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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