Glance of union membership rates by state

A look at the percentage of union members in the workforce by state:
State 2011 Union membership rate 2012 Union membership rate
Alabama 10 9.2
Alaska 22.1 22.4
Arizona 6 5.1
Arkansas 4.2 3.2
California 17.1 17.2
Colorado 8.2 7.8
Connecticut 16.8 14
Delaware 10.5 10.4
District of Columbia 8.3 8.6
Florida 6.3 5.8
Georgia 3.9 4.4
Hawaii 21.5 21.6
Idaho 5.1 4.8
Illinois 16.2 14.6
Indiana 11.3 9.1
Iowa 11.2 10.4
Kansas 7.6 6.8
Kentucky 8.9 10
Louisiana 4.5 6.2
Maine 11.3 11.5
Maryland 12.4 10.6
Massachusetts 14.6 14.4
Michigan 17.5 16.6
Minnesota 15.1 14.2
Mississippi 5 4.3
Missouri 10.9 8.9
Montana 13 13.9
Nebraska 7.9 6
Nevada 14.6 14.7
New Hampshire 11.1 10.5
New Jersey 16.1 16.1
New Mexico 6.8 6.5
New York 24.1 23.2
North Carolina 2.9 2.9
North Dakota 6.3 6.1
Ohio 13.4 12.6
Oklahoma 6.4 7.5
Oregon 17.1 15.7
Pennsylvania 14.6 13.5
Rhode Island 17.4 17.8
South Carolina 3.4 3.3
South Dakota 5.1 5.6
Tennessee 4.6 4.8
Texas 5.2 5.7
Utah 5.8 5.2
Vermont 12 10.7
Virginia 4.6 4.4
Washington 19 18.5
West Virginia 13.8 12.1
Wisconsin 13.3 11.2
Wyoming 7.2 6.7
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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