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Women's earnings by race and ethnicity as a percentage of White, non-Hispanic men's earnings, March 1987-2014
YearWhite, non-HispanicBlackAsianHispanic

1987

63.558.0-53.5

1988

64.158.568.552.5

1989

64.258.071.352.3

1990

67.659.970.852.0

1991

67.960.368.252.3

1992

69.062.371.953.9

1993

70.062.076.152.4

1994

71.161.074.953.8

1995

68.860.172.349.9

1996

70.260.672.152.7

1997

70.860.275.951.8

1998

71.260.071.750.9

1999

67.859.970.647.9

2000

72.360.873.950.1

2001

73.963.873.651.6

2002

73.963.374.051.6

2003

71.660.272.850.0

2004

71.460.979.151.5

2005

73.563.977.752.1

2006

73.862.781.252.0

2007

73.061.680.252.9

2008

73.061.482.452.4

2009

75.061.982.352.9

2010

77.562.279.554.2

2011

77.164.078.155.5

2012

77.964.586.854.1

2013

77.463.779.156.5

2013*

74.858.982.255.6

2014

75.460.583.554.6

Notes: These data reflect a racial earnings gap in addition to a gender earnings gap. Earnings ratios are based on median annual earnings of full-time, year-round workers, 15 years old and over. Before 1989 earnings are for civilian workers only. Blacks and Asians include people of Hispanic ethnicity. People of two or more races are not included beginning 2002. Ratios for Asians from 1988 until 2001 included Pacific Islanders. Hispanics may be of any race. The comparability of historical data has been affected at various times by methodological and other changes in the Current Population Survey. *The 2014 CPS ASEC included redesigned questions for income and health insurance coverage for a subsample of the 98,000 addresses using a probability split panel design. Approximately 68,000 addresses were eligible to receive a set of income questions similar to those used in the 2013 CPS ASEC and the remaining 30,000 addresses were eligible to receive the redesigned income questions, resulting in two estimates for 2013. Estimates based on the portion of the sample that received the redesigned income questions are the most appropriate for comparing estimates from ASEC 2014 with ASEC 2015 and beyond.

Source: 1987-2015 Annual Social and Economic Supplements, Current Population Survey, U.S. Census Bureau.