BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Fresh U.S. Labor Department figures show union membership continues to slide in Idaho.

Data released Thursday shows union membership among all wage and salary workers in the state is at 4.8 percent for 2012, down from 5.1 percent the year before and 10.2 percent in 1993.

The agency estimates that 29,000 of Idaho's 613,000 workers last year were union members.

Unions represented another 7,000 Idaho workers who are not required to belong under the state's 1985 right-to-work law.

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