States With the Strongest and Weakest Unions

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41. Mississippi
> Pct. of workers in unions: 5.1%
> Change in union membership (2008-2018): -0.2 ppt. (the smallest decrease)
> Union workers: 57,656 (13th fewest)
> Avg. annual wage: $39,825 (the lowest)

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42. Louisiana
> Pct. of workers in unions: 5.0%
> Change in union membership (2008-2018): +0.4 ppt. (6th largest increase)
> Union workers: 89,016 (19th fewest)
> Avg. annual wage: $47,645 (20th lowest)

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43. Arkansas
> Pct. of workers in unions: 4.8%
> Change in union membership (2008-2018): -1.1 ppt. (12th smallest decrease)
> Union workers: 56,247 (12th fewest)
> Avg. annual wage: $43,490 (6th lowest)

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44. Idaho
> Pct. of workers in unions: 4.7%
> Change in union membership (2008-2018): -2.4 ppt. (16th largest decrease)
> Union workers: 34,244 (5th fewest)
> Avg. annual wage: $42,022 (3rd lowest)

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45. Georgia
> Pct. of workers in unions: 4.5%
> Change in union membership (2008-2018): +0.8 ppt. (3rd largest increase)
> Union workers: 200,070 (20th most)
> Avg. annual wage: $53,035 (17th highest)