Slight Dip In New Hampshire's Union Participation Rate

Jan 28, 2016

The number of people who are members of unions in New Hampshire has fallen over the past year. 

New data from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics shows union members comprised 9.7 percent of New Hampshire’s workforce last year.

That was down two-tenths of one percent from the year before. 

A jump in the size of the state’s workforce appears to be the cause. 

The number of New Hampshire workers who are union members stayed steady at about 62,000, and the number who are represented by unions. including non-members, rose by one thousand.

 The rate of union membership in New Hampshire is lower than the national average of 11.1 percent, which stayed the same.