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WASHINGTON, D.C. — As Americans prepare to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Labor Day on Monday, Gallup’s latest measurement on labor union membership finds that 10% of full- and part-time U.S. workers belong to a union.

This marks the second year in a row of the lowest level of union membership in over 15 years: from 2003 to 2017, union workers made up an average of 13% of the American workforce.

Workers in the South are the least likely of any U.S. region to report being part of a union, with 5% saying they belong to a union.

Gallup’s full trend on labor union membership is available on the Labor Unions “Topics A to Z” page.

Explore Gallup articles about labor unions on the “Unions Topics” page.

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