Results using Freeman methodology, current union coverage data and 1996 state favorability rankings of public sector labor laws

States with public sector labor laws unfavorable to collective bargaining in 1996 States with public sector labor laws favorable to collective bargaining in 1996
Total Private Sector Employment, in millions 37.1 69.7
Number of Private Sector Unionized Workers, in millions 1.6 6.3
Potential Loss/Gain of Private Sector Union Members, in millions -0.4 1.9

Source: Authors’ analysis of Current Population Survey Outgoing Rotation Group microdata, 12 months ending April 2017.

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