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The Economics Daily

Women had median weekly earnings of $902 in third quarter 2020, compared with $1,104 for men 

October 22, 2020
Among full-time workers, women had median weekly earnings of $902, while men had weekly earnings of $1,104, in the third quarter of 2020. Median weekly earnings were $1,542 for Asian men and $1,122 for White men. Those compare with $869 for Black or African American men and $823 for Hispanic or Latino men. Median weekly earnings were $1,224 for Asian women, $910 for White women, $768 for Black or African American women, and $722 for Hispanic or Latino women. Full Text »
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Beyond the Numbers

    International cotton trade and causes of price volatility in the United States

    This Beyond the Numbers article provides a brief overview of the raw cotton industry and the trade relationship between the United States and China. It uses Bureau of Labor Statistics data from the Producer Price Index (PPI) and reviews trade policies that highlight monthly price changes from 2012 through 2019. The article provides a better understanding of how the U.S.–China trade relationship affects domestic cotton production, the level of trade, and prices in the global cotton market.
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