Black Women Are Among Those Who Saw the Largest Declines in Wages over the Last Decade

Asha DuMonthier

August 22, 2016
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Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) analysis of data from the American Community Survey finds that between 2004 and 2014, Black women’s real median annual earnings for full-time, year-round work declined by 5.0 percent—more than three times as much as women’s earnings overall. Like Black women, Native American women and Hispanic women also saw their earnings fall substantially between 2004 and 2014, which includes the Great Recession and slow economic recovery (5.8 percent and 4.5 percent, respectively).