Union density

Union membership continues fall as percentage of U.S. workforce

Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 10.1% of U.S. workers were union members in 2022, the lowest level on record.

Unions drop back to 10.3% of workforce

Last year’s jump in the percentage of workers who are union-represented appears to have been related to COVID.

Unions in 2020: membership is down, but share of workforce is up

Union members continue to out-earn nonunion workers—19.4% more, on average. And Oregon now ties with California as the 7th most unionized.

Union membership continues decline

Union membership dropped in 2019 to 14,574,000, down 170,000 (0.2%) from 2018, according to the latest annual report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics...

The latest figures on union membership

The latest BLS report shows Washington as the nation's third most-unionized, while Oregon is tied for #11.

Union membership rates held steady in 2017

10.7 percent of American workers are union members.

Annual survey records further union membership declines

Union membership fell to 10.7 percent of the U.S. workforce, and 6.4 percent in the private sector.

Union membership slips in Oregon, grows in Washington

In Wisconsin, union membership takes a tumble.

Union percentage lowest-ever nationally: 11.1 percent

Oregon ranks #7 nationally for union density

Union numbers held steady in 2013

Washington is again the fourth-most union state, while Oregon drops to 12th

Union members down to 11.3 percent of U.S. workforce

New York is the most unionized. Washington's #4, Oregon #9.

Union numbers are up in Oregon

Nationwide, 11.8% of U.S. workers are in a union, according to the latest BLS data.