It probably comes as no surprise to know that…

 

But did you also know?

 

Although women represent more than half of the total workforce, however their share of employment varies considerably across occupational groups.

The female wage gap still presents lots of opportunity for improvement, with a key factor contributing to the gap is GENDER DIFFERENCES ACROSS OCCUPATIONS.

 

 

Today, more Black women are participating in the labor force and have seen their earnings increase over time. Black women are nearly twice as likely to be the sole breadwinner for their families.

Black women still face a stark wage gap and are more likely to work in lower paid occupations. Raising the minimum wage, ensuring equal pay, and creating access to high-growth occupations with higher earnings will greatly impact the lives of Black women and their families.

 

There were about 7.8 million Asian American (AA) women and 442 thousand Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander (PI) women 16 years of age and over i