Union membership declines outpaced by nonunion job losses in R.I.

THE SHARE OF UNION MEMBERSHIP in Rhode Island as a proportion of all employed workers was 17.8% in 2020. / COURTESY BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS
PROVIDENCE – The average number of union members in Rhode Island declined by 2,000 from 2019 to 2020 to 81,000, accounting for 17.8% of employed workers in the state, marking a 0.4 percentage-point increase from 2019, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Friday. The average number of employed workers in the state declined by…
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