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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, 2014-2015 annual averages
[Numbers in thousands]
Characteristic 2014 2015
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

131,431 14,576 11.1 16,152 12.3 133,743 14,795 11.1 16,441 12.3

16 to 24 years

18,019 804 4.5 956 5.3 18,311 800 4.4 967 5.3

25 years and over

113,412 13,772 12.1 15,196 13.4 115,431 13,995 12.1 15,474 13.4

25 to 34 years

30,158 2,879 9.5 3,205 10.6 30,870 2,985 9.7 3,363 10.9

35 to 44 years

27,948 3,460 12.4 3,823 13.7 28,101 3,457 12.3 3,785 13.5

45 to 54 years

28,540 3,927 13.8 4,286 15.0 28,764 3,909 13.6 4,306 15.0

55 to 64 years

20,781 2,924 14.1 3,229 15.5 21,288 3,035 14.3 3,329 15.6

65 years and over

5,985 582 9.7 653 10.9 6,408 610 9.5 691 10.8

Men, 16 years and over

68,048 7,939 11.7 8,717 12.8 69,298 7,963 11.5 8,760 12.6

16 to 24 years

9,141 462 5.1 540 5.9 9,250 485 5.2 563 6.1

25 years and over

58,907 7,476 12.7 8,177 13.9 60,048 7,478 12.5 8,197 13.7

25 to 34 years

16,172 1,611 10.0 1,773 11.0 16,550 1,639 9.9 1,825 11.0

35 to 44 years

14,769 1,913 13.0 2,108 14.3 14,844 1,857 12.5 2,023 13.6

45 to 54 years

14,508 2,085 14.4 2,256 15.6 14,696 2,079 14.1 2,281 15.5

55 to 64 years

10,419 1,553 14.9 1,689 16.2 10,698 1,588 14.8 1,717 16.0

65 years and over

3,040 315 10.4 351 11.5 3,259 315 9.7 352 10.8

Women, 16 years and over

63,383 6,638 10.5 7,434 11.7 64,445 6,833 10.6 7,681 11.9

16 to 24 years

8,879 342 3.8 416 4.7 9,061 315 3.5 405 4.5

25 years and over

54,505 6,296 11.6 7,019 12.9 55,384 6,518 11.8 7,277 13.1

25 to 34 years

13,985 1,268 9.1 1,431 10.2 14,320 1,346 9.4 1,538 10.7

35 to 44 years

13,180 1,548 11.7 1,715 13.0 13,257 1,600 12.1 1,762 13.3

45 to 54 years

14,032 1,842 13.1 2,030 14.5 14,068 1,830 13.0 2,025 14.4

55 to 64 years

10,362 1,371 13.2 1,541 14.9 10,590 1,447 13.7 1,613 15.2

65 years and over

2,946 267 9.1 302 10.2 3,149 294 9.3 339 10.8

RACE, HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY,
AND SEX

White, 16 years and over

104,065 11,274 10.8 12,503 12.0 104,991 11,301 10.8 12,627 12.0

Men

54,747 6,295 11.5 6,900 12.6 55,402 6,222 11.2 6,875 12.4

Women

49,318 4,979 10.1 5,602 11.4 49,590 5,079 10.2 5,752 11.6

Black or African American, 16 years and over

15,830 2,097 13.2 2,303 14.6 16,552 2,246 13.6 2,427 14.7

Men

7,243 1,047 14.5 1,147 15.8 7,558 1,097 14.5 1,174 15.5

Women

8,586 1,050 12.2 1,156 13.5 8,995 1,149 12.8 1,253 13.9

Asian, 16 years and over

7,476 779 10.4 866 11.6 7,883 770 9.8 860 10.9

Men

3,921 361 9.2 416 10.6 4,113 367 8.9 416 10.1

Women

3,555 418 11.8 450 12.6 3,770 403 10.7 444 11.8

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 16 years and over

21,571 1,978 9.2 2,220 10.3 22,351 2,104 9.4 2,365 10.6

Men

12,339 1,155 9.4 1,286 10.4 12,670 1,211 9.6 1,346 10.6

Women

9,232 823 8.9 933 10.1 9,681 892 9.2 1,019 10.5

FULL- OR PART-TIME STATUS(3)

Full-time workers

106,526 13,132 12.3 14,491 13.6 109,080 13,340 12.2 14,768 13.5

Part-time workers

24,707 1,424 5.8 1,636 6.6 24,445 1,431 5.9 1,646 6.7

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: January 28, 2016
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