This week the Census released new state data that we used to look at the gender wage gap in earnings for African-American and Hispanic women working full time, year round as compared to white, non-Hispanic men in all 50 states and D.C.
Here are the top 5 things you need to know:
- Washington, D.C.’s gender wage gap is the smallest in the nation – but the wage gaps for Hispanic and African-American women in D.C. rank among the ten worst in the country.
- Based on these wage gaps, the difference in lifetime earnings between African-American women and white, non-Hispanic men over a 40-year career would be more than $1 million in five states and D.C. For Hispanic women, it would be more than $1 million in 21 states and D.C.
- D.C., New Jersey, Alabama, and Utah rank among the ten worst wage gaps in the nation for both African-American and Hispanic women.
- The worst overall gender wage gap in the nation is in Wyoming, where women who work full time, year round typically make 36.2 percent less than their male counterparts. African-American women’s wage gap is wider than this in over half of the states.
- Hispanic women typically make less than half of what white, non-Hispanic men make in 14 states and D.C.
To see where your state ranks, check out the new tables for African-American and Hispanic women. For more information on women of color and the wage gap nationally, see our new in-depth analysis.