White workers make up a majority of those who would benefit from the Raise the Wage Act, although workers of color would benefit disproportionately

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

Race White, non-Hispanic Black Hispanic, any race Asian or other race/ethnicity
52.2% 16.9% 24.2% 6.8%

Share of workers in each racial/ethnic group that would benefit

Race Share of each category
Black 38.1%
Hispanic, any race 33.4%
White, non-Hispanic 23.2%
Asian or other race/ethnicity 19.6%

Source: Economic Policy Institute Minimum Wage Simulation Model using data from the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Congressional Budget Office. See Cooper, Mokhiber, and Zipperer 2019.

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