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Race/ethnicity of workers affected by increasing the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2024

Share of affected workers who are in each major racial/ethnic group

Race White, non-Hispanic Black Hispanic of any race Asian or other race/ethnicity
53.5%  16.7% 22.7% 7.2%
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Share of each racial/ethnic worker group that would benefit

Race Share of each category
Black 40.1%
Hispanic of any race 33.5%
White, non-Hispanic 26.5%
Asian or other race/ethnicity 22.4%
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Source: EPI analysis of the Raise the Wage Act of 2017 using Current Population Survey Outgoing Rotation Group microdata

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