Among young high school grads, the gender wage gap has narrowed and the black–white wage gap has widened since 2000: Average gender and racial/ethnic wage gaps for employed young high school graduates (ages 18–21) not enrolled in further schooling, 2000 and 2019

Wage gap 2000 2019 
Gender wage gap <br>(women–men) -13.7% -10.2%
Black–white wage gap -7.9% -11.1%
Hispanic–white wage gap -5.7% 0.3%
AAPI–white wage gap 2.6% -1.7%

* The AAPI–white wage gap in 2000 and the Hispanic–white and AAPI–white gaps in 2019 are 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 pooled data from January 1998–December 2000 and March 2016–February 2019, respectively, adjusted for inflation to 2018 dollars.

Source: EPI analysis of Current Population Survey Outgoing Rotation Group microdata from the U.S. Census Bureau (EPI 2019)

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