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Table 1. Union affiliation of employed wage and salary workers by selected characteristics

Table 1. Union affiliation of employed wage and salary workers by selected characteristics
[Numbers in thousands]
Characteristic 2009 2010
Total
employed
Members
of
unions(1)
Represented
by unions(2)
Total
employed
Members
of
unions(1)
Represented
by unions(2)
Total Percent
of
employed
Total Percent
of
employed
Total Percent
of
employed
Total Percent
of
employed

AGE AND SEX

Total, 16 years and over

124,490 15,327 12.3 16,904 13.6 124,073 14,715 11.9 16,290 13.1

16 to 24 years

17,173 813 4.7 941 5.5 16,638 722 4.3 836 5.0

25 years and over

107,317 14,514 13.5 15,962 14.9 107,435 13,993 13.0 15,453 14.4

25 to 34 years

28,067 2,942 10.5 3,262 11.6 28,363 2,860 10.1 3,179 11.2

35 to 44 years

28,066 3,669 13.1 4,035 14.4 27,356 3,512 12.8 3,888 14.2

45 to 54 years

29,054 4,551 15.7 4,994 17.2 28,860 4,340 15.0 4,774 16.5

55 to 64 years

17,599 2,926 16.6 3,186 18.1 18,199 2,849 15.7 3,126 17.2

65 years and over

4,530 425 9.4 485 10.7 4,657 432 9.3 486 10.4

Men, 16 years and over

63,539 8,441 13.3 9,176 14.4 63,531 7,994 12.6 8,761 13.8

16 to 24 years

8,555 493 5.8 560 6.5 8,291 419 5.0 476 5.7

25 years and over

54,984 7,947 14.5 8,616 15.7 55,240 7,575 13.7 8,286 15.0

25 to 34 years

14,952 1,633 10.9 1,786 11.9 15,148 1,603 10.6 1,759 11.6

35 to 44 years

14,679 2,077 14.1 2,250 15.3 14,430 1,966 13.6 2,151 14.9

45 to 54 years

14,421 2,492 17.3 2,693 18.7 14,423 2,349 16.3 2,554 17.7

55 to 64 years

8,647 1,536 17.8 1,654 19.1 8,895 1,430 16.1 1,566 17.6

65 years and over

2,285 211 9.2 233 10.2 2,343 227 9.7 256 10.9

Women, 16 years and over

60,951 6,887 11.3 7,727 12.7 60,542 6,722 11.1 7,528 12.4

16 to 24 years

8,619 320 3.7 381 4.4 8,347 303 3.6 361 4.3

25 years and over

52,333 6,567 12.5 7,346 14.0 52,195 6,418 12.3 7,167 13.7

25 to 34 years

13,116 1,309 10.0 1,476 11.3 13,215 1,257 9.5 1,420 10.7

35 to 44 years

13,387 1,593 11.9 1,785 13.3 12,926 1,546 12.0 1,737 13.4

45 to 54 years

14,633 2,060 14.1 2,302 15.7 14,437 1,991 13.8 2,219 15.4

55 to 64 years

8,952 1,390 15.5 1,532 17.1 9,303 1,419 15.3 1,560 16.8

65 years and over

2,245 215 9.6 252 11.2 2,314 205 8.8 230 10.0

RACE, HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY,
AND SEX

White, 16 years and over

101,581 12,330 12.1 13,595 13.4 101,042 11,865 11.7 13,111 13.0

Men

52,691 6,918 13.1 7,512 14.3 52,565 6,588 12.5 7,208 13.7

Women

48,889 5,412 11.1 6,083 12.4 48,477 5,277 10.9 5,903 12.2

Black or African American, 16 years and over

14,127 1,966 13.9 2,172 15.4 14,195 1,896 13.4 2,115 14.9

Men

6,257 964 15.4 1,046 16.7 6,347 938 14.8 1,031 16.2

Women

7,870 1,002 12.7 1,126 14.3 7,848 958 12.2 1,085 13.8

Asian, 16 years and over

5,847 664 11.4 730 12.5 5,900 645 10.9 713 12.1

Men

3,075 332 10.8 370 12.0 3,112 292 9.4 325 10.4

Women

2,772 333 12.0 361 13.0 2,787 353 12.6 388 13.9

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 16 years and over

18,034 1,841 10.2 2,036 11.3 18,263 1,820 10.0 2,021 11.1

Men

10,518 1,108 10.5 1,199 11.4 10,646 1,090 10.2 1,196 11.2

Women

7,515 733 9.7 836 11.1 7,616 730 9.6 825 10.8

FULL- OR PART-TIME STATUS(3)

Full-time workers

99,820 13,602 13.6 14,960 15.0 99,531 13,125 13.2 14,498 14.6

Part-time workers

24,431 1,698 7.0 1,913 7.8 24,351 1,560 6.4 1,760 7.2

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.
(3) The distinction between full- and part-time workers is based on hours usually worked. These data will not sum to totals because full- or part-time status on the principal job is not identifiable for a small number of multiple jobholders.

NOTE: Estimates for the above race groups (white, black or African American, and Asian) do not sum to totals because data are not presented for all races. Persons whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race. 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.

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Last Modified Date: October 29, 2020