Black women are narrowing the gender wage gap, according to the Bureau of labour Statistics.
This chart shows black women earning 94% of black men’s full-time weekly wages in 2010, higher than comparisons among Hispanics (91%), Asians (83%), and Whites (81%). Previously the gap between Hispanic men and women had been the smallest of any group between 1990 and 2000.
One reason behind this could be that two-thirds of African Americans earning bachelor’s degrees are women, mirroring a larger trend in which women earned more diplomas overall than men over the last 10 years.
Photo: Bureau of labour Statistics
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