October 27, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Median weekly earnings, third quarter 2011

Median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers, not seasonally adjusted, third quarter 2011
Ethnicity Total Men Women


$753 $827 $673


772 847 699

Black or African American

616 661 596


869 1,015 712

Hispanic or Latino

545 562 522

These data are featured in the TED article, Median weekly earnings, third quarter 2011.




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