Distribution of publishing employees in the U.S. 2017-2018, by ethnicity

According to the most recently available data, just three percent of employees working in the U.S. publishing industry in 2018 were of Hispanic origin, down by one percent from the previous year. The workforce was largely comprised of white workers, though there was a small increase in mixed race and Asian employees between 2017 and 2018.

Distribution of publishing employees in the United States in 2017 and 2018, by ethnicity

20172018
White/Caucasian86%84%
Asian4%5%
Mixed Race3%4%
Hispanic4%3%
Black/African-American (non-Hispanic)2%2%
Other1%2%
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Source

Release date

November 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2018 and 2019

Number of respondents

2018: 664, 2019: 699

Special properties

based on publishing employees who subscribe to Publishers Weekly

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Data prior to the current year comes from previous reports.

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