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Total number of public school teachers and percentage of public school teachers in a union or employees' association, by state: 1999-2000, 2003-04, and 2007-08

1999-2000 2003-04 2007-08
State Total number of teachers   Percent in a union or employees' association   Total number of teachers   Percent in a union or employees' association   Total number of teachers   Percent in a union or employees' association
United States  3,002,300   79.1   3,250,600   77.6   3,404,500   76.4
Alabama  50,600   82.6   50,900   81.4   53,200   85.6
Alaska  8,300   89.6   8,600   89.8   8,100   89.3
Arizona  48,600   58.4   56,400   48.6   66,500   44.5
Arkansas  30,400   35.9   37,200   36.7   35,800   34.7
California  280,000   91.5   284,800   94.5   310,000   93.6
                       
Colorado  42,400   64.5   49,100   67.9   50,100   62.4
Connecticut  42,200   97.6   45,000   97.3   50,100   98.8
Delaware  7,500   85.0   7,900   88.7   8,300   90.1
District of Columbia  5,700   88.3   5,400   85.1   4,400   84.5
Florida  128,600   63.6   156,800   60.6   177,200   55.8
                       
Georgia  88,200   52.9   102,300   54.2   121,900   54.8
Hawaii  12,100   93.6   13,600   96.2   12,800   96.7
Idaho  14,500   70.3   15,400   64.9   16,200   62.2
Illinois  137,200   94.5   139,600   92.6   145,000   96.2
Indiana  61,200   77.1   63,000   78.3   68,400   73.7
                       
Iowa  38,100   79.4   38,200   71.9   39,600   73.3
Kansas  34,100   59.5   37,700   62.3   37,700   54.7
Kentucky  42,900   67.8   48,300   59.0   44,400   58.4
Louisiana  50,800   59.6   52,500   62.1   48,100   57.8
Maine  17,500   87.2   18,900   79.6   17,800   77.1
                       
Maryland  54,600   81.1   59,300   85.3   59,900   84.8
Massachusetts  78,300   94.7   84,500   94.4   80,400   92.8
Michigan  100,200   96.4   100,100   93.2   98,300   92.0
Minnesota  57,800   97.6   61,000   95.4   64,000   95.7
Mississippi  33,100   42.5   34,400   32.4   35,500   36.7
                       
Missouri  64,100   72.3   74,300   71.6   73,300   76.6
Montana  11,900   82.5   12,200   85.2   12,700   82.5
Nebraska  23,100   85.7   25,900   82.3   23,200   85.3
Nevada  17,300   81.9   19,900   66.6   23,700   74.6
New Hampshire  15,000   81.8   16,500   74.4   17,400   84.4
                       
New Jersey  98,300   98.5   114,000   96.2   124,500   97.1
New Mexico  21,200   38.5   21,300   39.4   22,700   41.0
New York  208,300   99.2   234,100   98.3   228,100   98.4
North Carolina  86,000   49.9   95,600   44.6   96,000   49.5
North Dakota  9,300   76.4   9,700   75.0   8,900   74.7
                       
Ohio  123,400   91.8   133,500   92.9   134,300   91.5
Oklahoma  45,800   62.7   46,000   59.7   46,500   57.5
Oregon  28,600   95.7   29,000   95.5   31,700   95.2
Pennsylvania  126,900   94.9   125,500   93.1   136,900   93.4
Rhode Island  11,600   98.5   13,800   98.0   13,200   97.4
                       
South Carolina  43,800   31.2   47,500   27.7   49,000   26.9
South Dakota  11,700   54.0   10,800   55.7   10,600   54.1
Tennessee  58,300   76.4   64,600   71.1   67,100   58.7
Texas  266,700   62.5   291,000   63.7   340,400   62.7
Utah  23,300   75.5   23,400   71.8   27,200   63.6
                       
Vermont  9,200   76.3   10,000   79.7   10,200   82.4
Virginia  81,000   60.5   92,200   54.4   94,000   51.1
Washington  54,800   97.1   63,500   96.9   58,100   98.0
West Virginia  22,600   74.8   22,900   77.9   22,900   68.2
Wisconsin  67,400   98.2   74,800   98.1   70,100   98.3
Wyoming  7,800   61.7   7,800   55.4   7,900   53.2
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School Teacher Data Files," 1999-2000, 2003-04, and 2007-08; and "Charter School Teacher Data File" 1999-2000.


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