State and local government union representation, by occupation, 2013–2017

Share of occupation’s workforce represented by a union (union representation rate) Occupation’s share of total state and local government union workforce
Education 51.5% 42.8%
Professionals, office, and administrative 29.3% 15.9%
Police and other protective services 49.7% 11.3%
Health care and social work 37.1% 9.3%
Firefighters 66.6% 3.1%
All other occupations 29.2% 17.6%
Total 39.4% 100.0%

Note: Calculations made using five years of pooled microdata, 2013–2017.

Source: EPI analysis of Current Population Survey Outgoing Rotation Group microdata

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