Union Membership Statistics in America, Live on C-SPAN’s “America by the Numbers” Segment of “Washington Journal”
The union membership rate of wage and salary workers was 11.1 percent in 2014, down from 20.1 percent in 1983. The public-sector rate (35.7 percent) was more than five times higher than the private-sector rate (6.6 percent). Find out more on Friday, March 27, 2015, at approximately 9:20 a.m. EDT as Mike Horrigan, Associate Commissioner for Employment and Unemployment at the Bureau of Labor Statistics, discusses statistics about union membership in America. C-SPAN’s “America by the Numbers” segments feature information from the federal statistical system. The program highlights trends and allows the public to call in or email their views. More information on previous C-SPAN programs is available at http://www.census.gov/newsroom/cspan.html.
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau