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September 8, 2010
Graph of the Day for September 8, 2010
"It was the labor movement that helped secure so much of what we take for granted today. (Applause.) The 40-hour work week, the minimum wage, family leave, health insurance, Social Security, Medicare, retirement plans. The cornerstones of the middle-class security all bear the union label. (Applause.)" President Obama, Labor Day 2010.
Data source: Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Hoven's Index for September 8, 2010
Industries with highest percentage of employees who are union members:
Local government: 43.3%
State government: 32.2%
Federal government: 28.0%
Information (includes TV & movies): 10.0%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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