5 Facts About Black Women in the Labor Force

  • Source: U.S. Department of Labor Blog
  • Author: Mathilde Roux
  • Date Published: August 3, 2021
It’s a fact that Black women are an essential part of this country’s labor force.  Here are five more eye-opening facts about this population that you may not know.  

Black women’s earnings are 63.0% of white, non-Hispanic men’s earnings – the third-widest gap after Native women (60%) and Hispanic women (55.4%). In comparison, white, non-Hispanic women earn 78.7% of white, non-Hispanic men’s earnings, and Asian women earn 87.1%.

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