Weekly earnings by demographics in second quarter
July 20, 2001
Median weekly earnings of the nation's 99.9 million full-time wage and salary workers were $595 in the second quarter of 2001.
Women who usually worked full time had median earnings of $514 per week, or 77.1 percent of the $667 median for men. Female-to-male earnings ratios were higher among Hispanics (86.1 percent) and blacks (85.7 percent) than among whites (76.0 percent).
Median earnings for black men working at full-time jobs were $537 per week, 78.2 percent of the median for white men ($687). The difference was much less among women, as black women's median earnings ($460) were 88.1 percent of those for their white counterparts ($522).
Overall, median earnings of Hispanics who worked full time ($417) were lower than those of blacks ($495) and whites ($609).
Data on weekly earnings are from the Current Population Survey. Find more information on earnings in "Usual Weekly Earnings of Wage and Salary Workers: Second Quarter 2001," news release USDL 01-228.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Weekly earnings by demographics in second quarter on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2001/july/wk3/art05.htm (visited September 30, 2014).
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