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The Unions of the States

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  • John Schmitt

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This report reviews unionization rates, the size and composition of the unionized workforce, and the wage and benefit advantage for union workers in each of the fifty states and the District of Columbia, using the most recent data available and focusing on the period 2003-2009. Pooling data from the monthly Current Population Survey (CPS) over that period yields a sample size large enough to look at the experience of even the smallest states.

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Paper provided by Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) in its series CEPR Reports and Issue Briefs with number 2010-03.

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Length: 23 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2010
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Handle: RePEc:epo:papers:2010-03

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Keywords: unions; states; wages; benefits; pension; health insurance;

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Cited by:
  1. Walker, Richard A. & Brechin, Gray, 2010. "The Living New Deal: The Unsung Benefits of the New Deal for the United States and California," Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, Working Paper Series qt6c1115sm, Institute of Industrial Relations, UC Berkeley.
  2. John Schmitt, 2005. "Labor Markets and Economic Inequality in the United States Since the End of the 1970s," CEPR Reports and Issue Briefs 2005-14, Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR).

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