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Vast Majority of Manufacturing Job Losses Are Union Jobs

Created on September 2, 2011

Vast Majority of Manufacturing Job Losses Are Union Jobs

Vast Majority of Manufacturing Job Losses Are Union Jobs

Note: Data for 1982 not available from Bureau of Labor Statistics.

NON-UNION

UNION

7.5 million

1.5 million

11.7 million

12.5 million

Manufacturing Employment, in Millions In the manufacturing sector, union job losses account for more than 88 percent of all losses since 1977.WM 3350  Chart 2 •heritage.org2010 2005 2000 1995 1990 1985 1980 1977Source: Heritage Foundation calculations based on data from Barry T. Hirsch and David A. Macpherson, “Union Membership and Coverage Database from the Current Population Survey,” at http://www.unionstats.com (September 2, 2011). “Union” refers to union members and non-union members covered by collective bargaining agreements. “Non-union” refers to workers not covered by collective bargaining agreements.