Labor unions - number of private sector manufacturing members in the U.S. 1985-2018

Number of private sector manufacturing union members in the United States from 1985 to 2018 (in thousands)

Labor unions - number of private sector manufacturing members in the U.S. 1985-2018 This statistic shows the number of private sector manufacturing union members in the United States from 1985 to 2018. In 2018, roughly 1.34 million private sector manufacturing workers were union members.
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Number of private sector manufacturing union members in the United States from 1985 to 2018 (in thousands)

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Number of members in thousands
20181,339.9
20171,328.3
20161,295.1
2015 1,366.7
2014 1,407.3
2013 1,429
2012 1,335.4
2011 1,424
2010 1,418.5
2009 1,469.5
2008 1,723.5
2007 1,734.2
2006 1,827
2005 2,016.9
2004 2,036.2
2003 2,172.9
2002 2,427.1
2001 2,658.1
2000 2,831.8
1999 3,024
1998 3,127.2
1997 3,253.4
1996 3,387.4
1995 3,439.6
1994 3,510.7
1993 3,591.8
1992 3,749
1991 3,975.7
1990 4,197.3
1989 4,467.3
1988 4,516
1987 4,691
1986 4,869.4
1985 4,996.3
Number of members in thousands
20181,339.9
20171,328.3
20161,295.1
2015 1,366.7
2014 1,407.3
2013 1,429
2012 1,335.4
2011 1,424
2010 1,418.5
2009 1,469.5
2008 1,723.5
2007 1,734.2
2006 1,827
2005 2,016.9
2004 2,036.2
2003 2,172.9
2002 2,427.1
2001 2,658.1
2000 2,831.8
1999 3,024
1998 3,127.2
1997 3,253.4
1996 3,387.4
1995 3,439.6
1994 3,510.7
1993 3,591.8
1992 3,749
1991 3,975.7
1990 4,197.3
1989 4,467.3
1988 4,516
1987 4,691
1986 4,869.4
1985 4,996.3
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This statistic shows the number of private sector manufacturing union members in the United States from 1985 to 2018. In 2018, roughly 1.34 million private sector manufacturing workers were union members.
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