Union membership down in tri-state area

    Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware are among the many states whose union memberships declined last year. Information from the Bureau of Labor & Statistics shows the largest decline in the area was in New Jersey.


    The Philadelphia Business Journal highlights the relevant regional information, including the following:

    New Jersey memberships dropped from 19.3 percent (of wage and salary workers) on 2009 to 17.1 percent in 2010.
    Pennsylvania’s union memberships went from 15 percent to 14. 7 percent.
    Delaware’s membership is at 11.4 percent — down from 11.9 percent.
    Nationally, membership has gone from 12.3 percent to 11.9 percent.

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