North Carolina again ranks last among states based on the unionization of its workers.
Only 3.2 percent of workers in this state were part of a union in 2010, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. New York had the highest rate, at 24.2 percent.
Nationally, the percentage declined to 11.9 percent last year, from 12.3 percent in 2009, as job losses continued to hit union-heavy industries such as construction and manufacturing. That was the lowest rate since the 1930s.