Data Retrieval: Labor Force Statistics (CPS)

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Table 3. Union affiliation of employed wage and salary workers by occupation and industry
[Numbers in thousands]

Occupation and industry Total
of unions(1)
by unions(2)
Total Percent of
Total Percent of

Total wage and salary workers


Management, professional, and related occupations

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

Management occupations

Business and financial operations occupations

Professional and related occupations

Computer and mathematical occupations

Architecture and engineering occupations

Life, physical, and social science occupations

Community and social service occupations

Legal occupations

Education, training, and library occupations

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

Healthcare practitioner and technical occupations

Service occupations

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

Sales and related occupations

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

Construction and extraction occupations

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

Production occupations

Transportation and material moving occupations


Private sector

Agriculture and related industries

Nonagricultural industries

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction



Durable goods

Nondurable goods

Wholesale and retail trade

Wholesale trade

Retail trade

Transportation and utilities

Transportation and warehousing



Publishing, except Internet

Motion pictures and sound recording industries

Radio and television broadcasting and cable subscription programming


Financial activities

Finance and insurance



Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

Professional and technical services

Management, administrative, and waste services

Education and health services

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

Leisure and hospitality

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services


Food services and drinking places

Other services(3)

Other services, except private households

Public sector

Federal government

State government

Local government

(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) Includes other industries, not shown separately.

NOTE: 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. Effective with January 2011 data, occupations reflect the introduction of the 2010 Census occupational classification system into the Current Population Survey, or household survey. This classification system is derived from the 2010 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC). No historical data have been revised. Data for 2011 and later years are not strictly comparable with data for earlier years. More information is online at

Last Modified Date: September 16, 2015

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