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Asian men are the only demographic to out-earn white men

Data: Bureau of Labor Statistics; Chart: Lazaro Gamio / Axios

Other interesting facts:

  • Overall, there are more working men than women, with the exception of African-Americans. There are more working black women than black men.
  • The highest paying occupations are in the management, professional and related category, according to BLS, and half of working, Asian men worked in this field in 2012. 35% of white men, 24% of black men and 17% of Hispanic men had jobs in that category.
  • Black and Hispanic women were least likely to have jobs in the management, professional and related category. Only 34% of employed Black women and 26% of Hispanics held these jobs in 2012.
  • In 2016, African Americans have had the highest rate of unemployment (8.4%), according to BLS data, while Asians had the lowest rate of unemployment (3.6%).
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