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Trade union wage premium in the UK 1995-2019

In 2019 members of trade unions earned on average 10.3 percent more than the average worker in the United Kingdom. During the provided time period, the trade union wage premium was at it's highest in 1995 when members of trade unions could expect to earn 25.9 percent more than people who were not in a union.

Trade union wage premium in the United Kingdom (UK) from 1995 to 2019

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Release date

May 2020


United Kingdom

Survey time period

1995 to 2019

Supplementary notes

The trade union wage premium is the percentage difference between the average hourly earnings of employees who are union members and those who are not. Figures are not seasonally adjusted.

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