Percentage of low wage workers in the U.S. 2018, by ethnicity

Percentage distribution of workers paid hourly rates with earnings at or below minimum wage in the U.S. 2018, by ethnic group

Percentage of low wage workers in the U.S. 2018, by ethnicity This statistic shows the percentage distribution of workers paid hourly rates at or below prevailing federal minimum wage in the United States in 2018, by their ethnicity. In 2018, almost 72.6 percent of the people who were paid hourly rates at or below the prevailing federal minimum wage in the U.S. were white.
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Percentage distribution of workers paid hourly rates with earnings at or below minimum wage in the U.S. 2018, by ethnic group

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Ethnic groupShare of low wage workers
White72.6%
Black or African American18.3%
Asian4%
Hispanic or Latino*18.9%
Ethnic groupShare of low wage workers
White72.6%
Black or African American18.3%
Asian4%
Hispanic or Latino*18.9%
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This statistic shows the percentage distribution of workers paid hourly rates at or below prevailing federal minimum wage in the United States in 2018, by their ethnicity. In 2018, almost 72.6 percent of the people who were paid hourly rates at or below the prevailing federal minimum wage in the U.S. were white.
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