Private-Sector Union Membership Falls to 6.2%

Union membership among America’s wage and salary private-sector workers fell to a record low 6.2% last year, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Meanwhile, the union membership rate for taxpayer-funded public workers was 33.6%.

When public- and private-sector employee data were combined, union membership in the U.S. was still at a record low of 10.3%.

In 2019, 11.9% of Ohio workers belonged to labor unions, down 0.7% from the year before. Ohio remained among the states with the highest number of union members. 1/23/2020