New York state continues be a leader in union membership according to figures released by the federal government.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported one quarter of workers in the Empire state are part of a union, the highest percentage in the U.S. North Carolina had the lowest rate at 3.1 percent.
California had the most union workers overall, 2.5 million, followed by New York state with 2 million.
Nationally, union membership in 2009 was 12.3 percent, virtually unchanged from 12.4 percent a year earlier. The number of wage and salary workers belonging to unions declined by 771,000 to 15.3 million, largely reflecting the overall drop in employment due to the recession.
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