February 01, 2001
In 2000, government workers continued to have a substantially higher unionization rate than workers in the private sector.
Among government workers, 37.5 percent were union members in 2000, compared with 37.3 in 1999. Among private industry workers, 9.0 percent belonged to unions in 2000, compared with 9.4 percent in 1999.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Government workers more likely to be union members on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2001/jan/wk5/art04.htm (visited November 29, 2015).
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