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Gender earnings ratio by race and Hispanic ethnicity, March 1960-2014
YearTotalWhite, non-HispanicBlackAsianHispanic

1960

60.7----

1961

59.2----

1962

59.3----

1963

58.9----

1964

59.1----

1965

59.9----

1966

57.6----

1967

57.8----

1968

58.2-65.6--

1969

58.9-68.2--

1970

59.4-69.8--

1971

59.5-75.2--

1972

57.9-70.5--

1973

56.6-69.6--

1974

58.8-75.3-66.7

1975

58.8-74.6-68.3

1976

60.2-75.7-68.0

1977

58.9-77.5-69.7

1978

59.4-71.5-68.8

1979

59.7-74.6-68.2

1980

60.2-78.8-71.4

1981

59.2-76.0-72.9

1982

61.7-78.3-72.2

1983

63.6-78.6-72.1

1984

63.7-82.5-74.1

1985

64.6-81.9-76.6

1986

64.3-80.3-82.3

1987

65.2-82.4-83.3

1988

66.0-81.271.383.2

1989

68.7-85.175.985.3

1990

71.6-85.479.781.9

1991

69.9-84.870.282.2

1992

70.8-88.274.787.4

1993

71.5-86.178.883.2

1994

72.0-83.976.386.5

1995

71.4-84.678.884.3

1996

73.8-81.374.288.6

1997

74.2-83.480.187.8

1998

73.2-83.777.786.3

1999

72.3-81.577.486.5

2000

73.7-83.375.186.9

2001

76.3-84.873.385.7

2002

76.673.985.675.184.4

2003

75.571.683.671.585.7

2004

76.671.488.678.388.1

2005

77.073.589.775.190.5

2006

76.973.887.376.486.7

2007

77.873.086.079.688.1

2008

77.173.084.482.286.7

2009

77.075.084.981.886.6

2010

76.977.587.779.889.2

2011

77.077.184.874.291.1

2012

76.577.988.077.688.2

2013

78.377.483.473.593.5

2013

77.674.882.979.195.6

2014

78.675.482.481.487.7

Notes: Earnings ratios are based on median annual earnings of full-time, year-round workers, 15 years old and over beginning in March, 1980, and age 14 years old and over as of March of the following year for previous years. 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. Data 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: 1961-2015 Annual Social and Economic Supplements, Current Population Survey, U.S. Census Bureau.