States With the Strongest and Weakest Unions

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46. Virginia
> Pct. of workers in unions: 4.3%
> Change in union membership (2008-2018): +0.2 ppt. (8th largest increase)
> Union workers: 167,784 (23rd most)
> Avg. annual wage: $58,022 (9th highest)

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47. Texas
> Pct. of workers in unions: 4.3%
> Change in union membership (2008-2018): -0.2 ppt. (the smallest decrease)
> Union workers: 511,944 (9th most)
> Avg. annual wage: $55,374 (12th highest)

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48. Utah
> Pct. of workers in unions: 4.1%
> Change in union membership (2008-2018): -1.7 ppt. (19th largest decrease)
> Union workers: 55,634 (11th fewest)
> Avg. annual wage: $47,447 (19th lowest)

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49. North Carolina
> Pct. of workers in unions: 2.7%
> Change in union membership (2008-2018): -0.8 ppt. (7th smallest decrease)
> Union workers: 117,060 (23rd fewest)
> Avg. annual wage: $49,867 (25th highest)

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50. South Carolina
> Pct. of workers in unions: 2.7%
> Change in union membership (2008-2018): -1.2 ppt. (23rd largest decrease)
> Union workers: 55,369 (10th fewest)
> Avg. annual wage: $45,499 (13th lowest)