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%

Transportation:  22.2%

Construction:  14.5%

Manufacturing:  10.9%

Information (includes TV & movies):  10.0%

Mining:  8.6%

Source:  Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 
Graph of the Day Archive.

"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%

Transportation:  22.2%

Construction:  14.5%

Manufacturing:  10.9%

Information (includes TV & movies):  10.0%

Mining:  8.6%

Source:  Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 
Graph of the Day Archive.

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