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January 10, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Women's earnings as a percent of men's in 2010

Women's earnings as percent of men's, median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers, in current dollars, by race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 1980–2010 annual averages
Year     Total         White     Black or
African American
Hispanic or
Latino ethnicity
    Asian    

1980

64.2 63.4 75.8 73.5

1990

71.9 71.5 85.3 87.4

2000

76.9 75.8 84.1 87.8 79.9

2010

81.2 80.5 93.5 90.7 82.6

Note: Data for Asians were not tabulated prior to 2000.

These data are featured in the TED article, Women's earnings as a percent of men's in 2010.