Alberta's overall unionization rate is estimated at 23.5%. The public sector (public administration, education and health) makes up the bulk of this rate.
|Total Employees ('000)||Unionized Employees ('000)||Percent Union Members|
|Forestry, fishing, mining, quarrying, oil and gas||160.8||18.3||11.4%|
|Transportation and warehousing||93.2||27.8||29.8%|
|Finance, insurance, real estate and leasing||84.7||5.7||6.7%|
|Professional, scientific and technical services||104.8||4.2||4.0%|
|Business, building and other support services||52.6||4.5||8.6%|
|Health care and social assistance||204.8||102.4||50.0%|
|Information, culture and recreation||60.4||12.9||21.4%|
|Accommodation and food services||124.2||4.4||3.5%|
|Public Sector Rate||365.5||255.6||69.9%|
|Private Sector Rate||1,438.9||167.8||11.7%|
Note: above statistics exclude self-employed Albertans.
Source: Statistics Canada
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Date Updated: Mon, 22 Apr 2013 11:19:34