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Women’s earnings as a percent of  men’s, by race, full-time wage and salary workers, 1980–2012 annual averages

Year

Earnings Ratio

Total

White

Black

Asian

Hispanic

1980

64.2

63.4

75.8

 

73.5

1982

65.7

64.5

78.1

 

75.5

1984

67.6

66.8

79.5

 

77.7

1986

69.5

67.9

82.8

 

80.6

1988

70.2

68.4

82.8

 

84.4

1990

71.9

71.5

85.3

 

87.4

1992

75.8

75.3

88.2

 

89.1

1994

76.4

74.6

86.5

 

88.9

1996

75.0

73.8

87.9

 

88.8

1998

76.3

76.1

85.5

 

86.4

2000

76.9

75.8

84.1

79.9

87.8

2002

77.9

77.9

90.3

74.9

88.0

2004

80.4

79.8

88.8

76.4

87.3

2006

80.8

80.0

87.8

79.3

87.1

2008

79.9

79.3

89.4

78.0

89.6

2010

81.2

80.5

93.5

82.6

90.7

2012

80.9

80.8

84.0

73.0

88.0


Note: Women’s earnings are compared to men of the same race/ethnicity to calculate the earnings ratio. Beginning in 2003, estimates for White, Black or African American, and Asian race groups include people who selected that race group only; people who selected more than one race are not included in these groups. Prior to 2003, people who reported more than one race were included in the group they identified as their main race. Asian estimates for 2000–2002 include Asians and Pacific Islanders; beginning in 2003, Asian is a separate category. People whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race. Blank cell indicates data not available.

Source: Current Population Survey, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics http://bls.gov/cps/cpsrace2011.pdf Table 16, for 2012 Data http://bls.gov/cps/cpsaat37.htm