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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, 2012-2013 annual averages
[Numbers in thousands]
Characteristic 2012 2013
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

127,577 14,366 11.3 15,922 12.5 129,110 14,528 11.3 16,028 12.4

16 to 24 years

17,417 731 4.2 869 5.0 17,647 745 4.2 854 4.8

25 years and over

110,160 13,635 12.4 15,053 13.7 111,463 13,783 12.4 15,174 13.6

25 to 34 years

28,875 2,755 9.5 3,083 10.7 29,404 2,886 9.8 3,228 11.0

35 to 44 years

27,442 3,424 12.5 3,746 13.6 27,631 3,458 12.5 3,790 13.7

45 to 54 years

28,765 4,032 14.0 4,437 15.4 28,498 3,990 14.0 4,377 15.4

55 to 64 years

19,694 2,932 14.9 3,233 16.4 20,207 2,899 14.3 3,176 15.7

65 years and over

5,385 491 9.1 554 10.3 5,723 549 9.6 603 10.5

Men, 16 years and over

65,898 7,895 12.0 8,611 13.1 66,794 7,955 11.9 8,688 13.0

16 to 24 years

8,830 448 5.1 521 5.9 8,918 434 4.9 488 5.5

25 years and over

57,067 7,448 13.1 8,090 14.2 57,876 7,522 13.0 8,200 14.2

25 to 34 years

15,465 1,546 10.0 1,688 10.9 15,755 1,635 10.4 1,807 11.5

35 to 44 years

14,481 1,919 13.3 2,085 14.4 14,667 1,940 13.2 2,104 14.3

45 to 54 years

14,601 2,214 15.2 2,385 16.3 14,466 2,157 14.9 2,347 16.2

55 to 64 years

9,728 1,521 15.6 1,655 17.0 10,033 1,513 15.1 1,640 16.3

65 years and over

2,792 248 8.9 277 9.9 2,954 277 9.4 302 10.2

Women, 16 years and over

61,679 6,470 10.5 7,311 11.9 62,316 6,573 10.5 7,340 11.8

16 to 24 years

8,586 283 3.3 347 4.0 8,729 311 3.6 366 4.2

25 years and over

53,093 6,187 11.7 6,964 13.1 53,587 6,261 11.7 6,974 13.0

25 to 34 years

13,410 1,209 9.0 1,396 10.4 13,649 1,251 9.2 1,420 10.4

35 to 44 years

12,961 1,505 11.6 1,661 12.8 12,964 1,518 11.7 1,686 13.0

45 to 54 years

14,164 1,819 12.8 2,052 14.5 14,032 1,834 13.1 2,030 14.5

55 to 64 years

9,966 1,411 14.2 1,579 15.8 10,175 1,386 13.6 1,536 15.1

65 years and over

2,593 244 9.4 277 10.7 2,768 273 9.8 302 10.9

RACE, HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY,
AND SEX

White, 16 years and over

101,851 11,306 11.1 12,517 12.3 102,670 11,324 11.0 12,507 12.2

Men

53,542 6,359 11.9 6,933 12.9 54,017 6,320 11.7 6,897 12.8

Women

48,309 4,947 10.2 5,584 11.6 48,653 5,004 10.3 5,609 11.5

Black or African American, 16 years and over

14,975 2,009 13.4 2,220 14.8 15,274 2,081 13.6 2,294 15.0

Men

6,753 999 14.8 1,078 16.0 6,965 1,031 14.8 1,129 16.2

Women

8,222 1,009 12.3 1,142 13.9 8,310 1,049 12.6 1,165 14.0

Asian, 16 years and over

6,953 668 9.6 758 10.9 7,271 683 9.4 758 10.4

Men

3,650 323 8.9 369 10.1 3,786 338 8.9 380 10.0

Women

3,303 345 10.4 388 11.8 3,485 346 9.9 377 10.8

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 16 years and over

20,144 1,982 9.8 2,197 10.9 20,730 1,952 9.4 2,141 10.3

Men

11,415 1,148 10.1 1,266 11.1 11,903 1,121 9.4 1,218 10.2

Women

8,730 834 9.6 931 10.7 8,827 831 9.4 923 10.5

FULL- OR PART-TIME STATUS(3)

Full-time workers

102,749 12,847 12.5 14,173 13.8 104,262 13,020 12.5 14,341 13.8

Part-time workers

24,614 1,483 6.0 1,710 6.9 24,664 1,483 6.0 1,662 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 24, 2014
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