Earlier this year, CEPR released Size and Characteristics of States’ Union Workforces, which includes Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) workers as a share of the overall and unionized workforces in each state and DC. A figure in that brief shows unionization rate (the share of the workforce that is either a union member or covered by a collective bargaining agreement) by state for the overall workforce.
The new figure below looks at AAPI workers in the same way. Again using Current Population Survey data, CEPR calculates the unionization rate for AAPI workers in each state. The top five most-unionized states for AAPI workers are Hawaii (25.4%), Alaska (19.8%), New York (15.9%), California (15.8%), and Washington (15.5%). In 46 of the 51 states (including DC), the AAPI unionization rate is lower that that of the overall workforce. Nationally, the AAPI unionization rate is 12.1%, compared to 13.3% for the overall workforce.
For a table and a map showing the top states of residence for AAPI workers, take a look at last summer's Diversity and Change: Asian American and Pacific Islander Workers.