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Public-sector union workers outnumber private-sector union workers

Created on March 1, 2011

Public-sector union workers outnumber private-sector union workers

Public-Sector Union Workers Outnumber Private-Sector Union Workers

Public Sector

Private Sector

Figures in Thousands

Chart 4 • B 2458

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2010

2005

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1990

1985

1980

1975

1973

Source: Barry T. Hirsch and David A. Macpherson, “Union Membership and Coverage Database from the Current Population Survey,” Unionstats.com, at http://www.unionstats.com (August 26, 2010), and Heritage Foundation calculations using data from the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, January 2009–July 2010 Current Population Surveys. Note: 1982 levels are interpolated from 1981 and 1983.