Among recent college graduates, women, black, and Hispanic workers face a substantial wage penalty: Average gender and racial/ethnic wage gaps for employed young college graduates (ages 21–24), 2000 and 2018

Wage gap 2000  2018 
Gender wage gap (women–men) -11.0% -14.7%
Black–white wage gap 2.1% -16.8%
Hispanic–white wage gap -8.6% -7.4%
AAPI–white wage gap 10.5% 23.0%

* The black–white wage gap in 2000 is not statistically different from zero.

Notes: AAPI stands for Asian American/Pacific Islander. Wage gaps are calculated from average wages for 2000 and 2018 using an average of  January 1998–December 2000 and March 2015–February 2018, respectively, adjusted for inflation to 2017 dollars.

Source: EPI analysis of Current Population Survey Outgoing Rotation Group microdata

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