February 28, 2003
Workers ages 45 to 54 were more likely to be unionized than their older or younger counterparts in 2002.
Among wage and salary workers in the 45-to-54 age group, 18.5 percent were union members in 2002. This compares with 5.1 percent of those ages 16 to 24 and 7.9 percent of those 65 years and over. For the remaining age groups shown in the chart, unionization rates ranged from 11.2 to 17.4 percent.
The rate of unionization among all workers was 13.2 percent last year.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Age and unionization rates, 2002 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2003/feb/wk4/art05.htm (visited December 22, 2014).