State of the Labor Unions

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – In 2021, the number of wage and salary workers belonging to unions continued to decline (minus 241,000) to 14 million and the percentage who were members of unions – the union membership rate – was 10.3%, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in January. That rate, 10.3%, is down from 10.8% in 2020, when the rate increased because of a disproportionately large decline in the total number of nonunion workers compared with the decline in the number of union membe

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