Selected Characteristics of Union Workers, 2006–2007


 

2006

2007

  Members of unions1 Represented by unions2 Members of unions1 Represented by unions2

Sex and age

Total, 16 years and over 12.0% 13.1% 12.1 % 13.3 %
 16 to 24 years 4.4 5.0 4.8 5.5
 25 years and over 13.3 14.6 13.3 14.7
Men, 16 years and over 13.0 14.0 13.0 14.1
 16 to 24 years 5.4 6.0 5.5 6.3
 25 years and over 14.3 15.4 14.3 15.4
Women, 16 years and over 10.9 12.2 11.1 12.4
 16 to 24 years 3.3 3.9 4.1 4.7
 25 years and over 12.3 13.7 12.3 13.8

Race, Hispanic origin, and sex 3

White 11.7% 12.8% 11.8% 13.0%
 Men 12.8 13.8 12.8 13.8
 Women 10.5 11.7 10.8 12.1
Black 14.5 16.1 14.3 15.8
 Men 15.6 17.1 15.8 17.3
 Women 13.7 15.2 13.0 14.6
Hispanic origin 9.8 10.7 9.8 10.8
 Men 9.8 10.6 9.9 10.8
 Women 9.7 10.9 9.6 10.7

Full- or part-time status 4

Full-time workers 13.1% 14.4% 13.2% 14.5%
Part-time workers 6.3 7.2 6.5 7.4

NOTE: Data refer to the sole or principal job of full- and part-time workers. Excluded are all self-employed workers regardless of whether or not their businesses are incorporated. Detail for the above race and Hispanic-origin groups will not sum to totals because data for the “other races” group are not presented and Hispanics are included in both the white and black population groups.

1. Data refer to members of a labor union or an employee association similar to a union.

2. Data refer to members of a labor union or an employee association similar to a union as well as workers who report no union affiliation but whose jobs are covered by a union or an employee association contract.

3. 16 years and over.

4. The distinction between full- and part-time workers is based on hours usually worked.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Web: www.bls.gov/news.release/union2.t01.htm .


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