States With the Strongest and Weakest Unions

Print Email

Source: JMichl / Getty Images

36. South Dakota
> Pct. of workers in unions: 5.6%
> Change in union membership (2008-2018): +0.6 ppt. (4th largest increase)
> Union workers: 21,701 (3rd fewest)
> Avg. annual wage: $41,912 (2nd lowest)

Source: Sean Pavone / Getty Images

37. Florida
> Pct. of workers in unions: 5.6%
> Change in union membership (2008-2018): -0.8 ppt. (8th smallest decrease)
> Union workers: 484,162 (10th most)
> Avg. annual wage: $49,906 (24th highest)

Source: Sean Pavone / Getty Images

38. Tennessee
> Pct. of workers in unions: 5.5%
> Change in union membership (2008-2018): unchanged
> Union workers: 154,128 (25th fewest)
> Avg. annual wage: $48,322 (22nd lowest)

Source: Bill_Vorasate / Getty Images

39. Arizona
> Pct. of workers in unions: 5.3%
> Change in union membership (2008-2018): -3.5 ppt. (7th largest decrease)
> Union workers: 156,622 (25th most)
> Avg. annual wage: $51,157 (21st highest)

Source: DenisTangneyJr / Getty Images

40. North Dakota
> Pct. of workers in unions: 5.2%
> Change in union membership (2008-2018): -0.9 ppt. (9th smallest decrease)
> Union workers: 17,907 (2nd fewest)
> Avg. annual wage: $49,441 (25th lowest)