States With the Strongest and Weakest Unions

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1. Hawaii
> Pct. of workers in unions: 23.1%
> Change in union membership (2008-2018): -1.2 ppt. (25th largest decrease)
> Union workers: 138,854 (24th fewest)
> Avg. annual wage: $50,968 (22nd highest)

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2. New York
> Pct. of workers in unions: 22.3%
> Change in union membership (2008-2018): -2.6 ppt. (15th largest decrease)
> Union workers: 1,873,880 (2nd most)
> Avg. annual wage: $69,947 (the highest)

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3. Washington
> Pct. of workers in unions: 19.8%
> Change in union membership (2008-2018): unchanged
> Union workers: 648,139 (5th most)
> Avg. annual wage: $61,893 (6th highest)

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4. Alaska
> Pct. of workers in unions: 18.4%
> Change in union membership (2008-2018): -5.1 ppt. (2nd largest decrease)
> Union workers: 55,148 (8th fewest)
> Avg. annual wage: $57,052 (11th highest)

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5. Rhode Island
> Pct. of workers in unions: 17.3%
> Change in union membership (2008-2018): +0.8 ppt. (2nd largest increase)
> Union workers: 83,165 (18th fewest)
> Avg. annual wage: $53,408 (16th highest)