Early 2017 Labor Union Participation Rate of Paid Workers by Sex and Type of Work

    Date 2018-11-26

     

     

    This is the result of looking at 2017 KOSTAT’s Economically Active Population Survey (by work type) on the degree of the labor union participation of the paid workers by sex. The paid workers are divided into regular workers and non-regular workers. Among the female paid workers, the labor union participation rate was 8.8%. For the male paid workers, the labor union participation rate was 6.3%p higher than the female’s reaching 15.1%.

     

    The rate of regualr worker’s participation in labor union was higher thatn that of non-regular workers by 10%p both in female and male. The labor union participation rate of female regular workers was 13.7% and for male regular workers it was 19.% which is 5.3%p higher than female. Looking at non-regular workers, the female labor union participation rate was 1.9% and for male non-regular workers, it was 4.0% which was 2.1%p higher thatn that of female.

    In both regular and non-regular workers, female workers were less likely to join the labor union thatn male. And below is the degree of labor union participation rate of paid workers from high to low: male regular workers, female regular workers, male non-regular workers and female non-regular workers.

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