On the left is Nominal GDP per capita

On the right is the countries w/ highest percentage of their workforce unionized

All 18 of the most unionized countries are in the top 27 of GDP per capita & no other nation in the top 27 by GDP has more than 10 million citizens
#Unionize
The #US has the largest economy based off having the 3rd largest population but it ranks 17th in percentage of labor force in #TradeUnions

Imagine the power of our economy if over half our work force was unionized?
Sweden with around 11 million citizens is the 91st largest country by population but 83% of its workforce is unionized so not only does it have the 22nd largest economy in the world by size it ranks 12th on GDP per Capita

Sweden also has the 11th highest average wage
Finland with around 5.5 million citizens is 116th largest country by population but 76% of its workforce is unionized so it has the 42nd largest economy by size and it ranks 14th on the GDP per capita rankings

Finland also has the 16th highest average wage
Denmark has around the same population as Finland with 5.7 million, good for 115th largest. It also has 76% of its workforce unionized but it has the 35th largest economy in the world and it ranks 7th on the GDP per capita rankings

Denmark has the 5th highest average wage
Norway with 5.2 million citizens is the 119th largest country but with 57% of its workforce unionized it has the 28th largest economy in the world and it ranks ahead of the US in GDP per capita coming in at 4th

Norway has the 9th highest average wage
Belgium with 52% of its workforce unionized and the 81st largest population of 11.5 million citizens has the 24th largest economy and ranks 17th of GDP per capita

Belgium has the 8th highest average wage in the world
Ireland has the 124th largest population with 4.9 million people. 45% of its workforce is unionized and it has the 34th largest economy leading a GDP per capita ranking of 3rd in the world (2 spots ahead of the US)

Ireland has 14th the highest average wage in the world
Austria has just over 9 million citizens (97th largest population) but it has the 27th largest economy in the world and 37% of its workforce is unionized which puts its rank at 13th in GDP per capita

Austria has the 10th highest average wage in the world
Italy with 60.4 million people (23rd largest population) and 35% of its workforce unionized has 9th largest economy in the world and ranks 27th on the GDP per capita rankings

Italy has the 22nd highest average wage
Canada with 37 million people has the 39th largest population, with 30% of its workforce unionized has the 10th largest economy and rank of 18 on the GDP per capita

Canada has the 13th highest average wage

I’m going to shorten it up from here on out
United Kingdom
67.8 million people (21st in the world)
29% of workforce unionized
6th largest economy
22nd GDP per capita
20th average wage

Germany
83.7 million people (19th largest)
26% unionized workforce
4th largest economy
15th GDP per capita
12th average wage
Netherlands
17.1 million people (69th largest)
25% unionized workforce
18th largest economy
11th GDP per capita
6th highest average wage

Australia
25.4 million people (55th largest)
25% unionized workforce
13th largest economy
10th GDP per capita
7th highest A/Wage
Switzerland
8.6 million people (101st largest)
22% union
20th largest economy
2nd GDP per capita
3rd highest average wage

Japan
126.4 million people (11th largest)
22% unionized
3rd largest economy
23rd GDP per capita
19th highest average wage
New Zealand
4.8 million people (126th largest)
22% unionized
50th largest economy
25th GDP per capita
17th average wage

France
65.2 million people (22nd largest)
9 % unionized
7th largest economy
21st GDP per capita
15th highest average wage
The United States
Has 330 million citizens, the 3rd largest population in the world, the largest economy in the world by size and a GDP per capita ranking of 5th yet only has 13% of its workforce unionized and ranks 4th on highest average wage

The United States should be...
...... The United Staes should be leading every single one of these categories and trying to get 50% of its workforce #Unionized
18 of the top 22 countries ranked by average annual wages all have significant unionization of their workforce

including 8 of the top 10 (the other 2 Iceland and Luxembourg have a combined population of about 1 million)
Of those 8 countries all of them except the United States have at least 22% of their workforce unionized
The 18 most unionized countries make up 17 of the top 42 economies in the world (New Zealand is 50th)

Including 3 of the top 5 and 7 of the top 10 economies in the world
These unionized countries make up 52.72% of the world economy but only 11.45% of the worlds population

In contrast China the largest country in the world makes up 15% of the worlds economy and has 18.34% of the worlds population
Even if we take out the 25% of the world economy and 4% of the world population represented by the US the other 17 most unionized countries make up 27.72 percent of the world economy and 7.2 percent of the world population
So if 1% of the worlds population would in theory equal 1% of the worlds economy then the most unionized countries are outperforming that by somewhere between 4-6 times that.
I would love to figure a way to crunch the numbers and see how much unionization percentages affects this

Something like GDP per capita x Percentage of workforce unionized
My point being that countries are stronger, have larger economies and outperform other countries with larger populations because they have strong labor laws and high percentages of their workforce’s are #unionized

This ends my long tweet blast (data rant)
So the countries with under 6 million people and a weak union percentage have a GDP range of

$40 million to $324 billion

The countries w/ similar population sizes (GDP in Billions) and unions

Denmark $330
Finland $252
Norway $399
Ireland $331
NZ $204
The countries with 6-12 million people & weak union percentage have a GDP range of

$3 billion to $383 billion

The countries w/ similar population sizes (GDP in billions) and unions

Switzerland $679 billion
Austria $417 billion
Sweden $536 billion
Belgium $495 billion
The countries with 17-34 million people & weak union percentage have a GDP range of

$6 billion to $687 billion

The countries w/ similar population sizes (GDP in billions) and unions

Netherlands $831 billion
Australia $1.3 trillion
Canada $1.6 trillion
The countries with 60-127 million people & weak union percentage have a GDP range of

$38 billion to $1.1 trillion

The countries w/ similar population sizes (GDP) and unions

Italy $1.9 trillion
France $2.5 trillion
UK $2.6 trillion
Germany $3.6 trillion
Japan $4.8 trillion
The 9 countries with over 128 million people & weak union percentage have a GDP range of

$250 billion to $12.2 trillion

The countries w/ similar population sizes (GDP in billions) and unions

United States $19.4 trillion
So outside of Finland and New Zealand all countries with large union percentage in their workforce outperform (GDP) countries of similar size with no #UnionRepresentation
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Some graphs on #UnionMembership in the US over the years.

Today union membership stands at 13% the lowest it’s been since world war 2

The rise of unions coincided with the rise of the US as a super power

The fall of unions coincided with the wealthiest 1% coming into power
The two apex’s of this graph at 1945 and 1995

The first being the US getting out of the depression and becoming a super power

The second being the US becoming a purely financial and consumer based economy
The inflection points of the graphs are

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