Tipped workers in D.C. are disproportionately people of color: Composition of District of Columbia workforce by race/ethnicity, all D.C. workers and tipped workers

Category White Black Hispanic, any race Asian or other race/ethnicity
All D.C. workers 45% 33% 12% 10%
Tipped workers 30% 27% 26% 17%

Notes: Data are for workers whose place of work is in the District of Columbia. Hispanic workers include Hispanics of any race, and the race/ethnicity categories are mutually exclusive (e.g., “white” refers to non-Hispanic white). Tipped occupations are listed in Appendix Table A1.

Source: EPI analysis of American Community Survey microdata, pooled years 2012–2016 (Ruggles et al. 2018)

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