Racial wage gaps in the private sector versus the state and local public sectors
|Private sector||State and local public sectors|
|Average African American wage income compared with white wage income||-12.9%***||-2.2%**|
|Average Hispanic wage income compared with white wage income||-11.1%***||-2.9%**|
Notes: Controls for all models include education, experience, gender, race, marital status, organizational size, metropolitan status, citizenship, Census region, full-time status, and total work hours. Full regression results are included in the appendix tables. See the “Table and figure notes” section of the briefing paper for more detail.
*Probability estimate 0 is >.1.
**Probability estimate 0 is >.05.
***Probability estimate 0 is >.01.
Source: Authors’ analysis of Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement microdata, pooled years 2006 and 2007
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