The gender and black–white wage gaps are larger today than in 2000: Real hourly wages of employed young college graduates (ages 21–24) not enrolled in further schooling, by gender and race/ethnicity, 2000 and 2019 (2018$)

2000 2019
Women $18.68 $19.20
Men $20.91 $22.04
White $19.44 $20.57
Black $20.33 $18.07
Hispanic $18.05 $19.39
AAPI $21.98 $22.97

Notes: AAPI stands for Asian American/Pacific Islander. Average wages for 2000 and 2019 use pooled data from January 1998–December 2000 and April 2016–March 2019, respectively, adjusted for inflation to 2018 dollars. Data sample includes only those working college graduates ages 21–24 who have not attained an advanced degree and who are not enrolled in further schooling.

Source: EPI analysis of Current Population Survey Outgoing Rotation Group microdata (EPI 2019a)

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