Black Missourians are more likely to be represented by a union than other workers: Union representation rates in Missouri, by sector and race/ethnicity

White Black Hispanic Other
Total workforce 10.3% 13.9% 9.3% 8.1%
Private sector 8.0% 10.5% 9.0% 5.8%
Public sector 23.3% 34.3% 13.4% 24.3%

Notes: Calculated using 2010–2017 data. Representation rates are for workers covered by a collective bargaining contract.

Source: EPI analysis of Current Population Survey Outgoing Rotation Group microdata from the U.S. Census Bureau

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