Union membership by state

Unions have the largest influence in New York, where 24% of wage and salary workers were union members in 2011.

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

District of Columbia

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

The union membership rates on this map are from 2011, the most recent data available.
Rank State Percent of employed
1New York24.1%
2Alaska22.1%
3Hawaii21.5%
4Washington19.0%
5Michigan17.5%
6Rhode Island17.4%
7California17.1%
8Oregon17.1%
9Connecticut16.8%
10Illinois16.2%
11New Jersey16.1%
12Minnesota15.1%
13Massachusetts14.6%
13Nevada14.6%
15Pennsylvania14.6%
16West Virginia13.8%
17Ohio13.4%
17Wisconsin13.3%
19Montana13.0%
20Maryland12.4%
21Vermont12.0%
22Indiana11.3%
23Maine11.3%
23Iowa11.2%
25New Hampshire11.1%
26Missouri10.9%
27Delaware10.5%
27Alabama10.0%
29Kentucky8.9%
30District of Columbia8.3%
31Colorado8.2%
32Nebraska7.9%
33Kansas7.6%
34Wyoming7.2%
34New Mexico6.8%
36Oklahoma6.4%
37Florida6.3%
38North Dakota6.3%
39Arizona6.0%
40Utah5.8%
40Texas5.2%
42Idaho5.1%
43South Dakota5.1%
44Mississippi5.0%
45Tennessee4.6%
46Virginia4.6%
47Louisiana4.5%
47Arkansas4.2%
49Georgia3.9%
50South Carolina3.4%
51North Carolina2.9%
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