For both essential and non-essential jobs, people of color are overrepresented in the lowest-wage occupations.
Median hourly wage and COVID-19 risk by race/ethnic overrepresentation
Stars indicate essential jobs.
Source:PolicyLink/PERE analysis of data from the 2018 5-year American Community Survey microdata from IPUMS USA, Burning Glass Technologies, and O*NET. Note: Universe includes civilian noninstitutional full-time wage and salary workers age 16 or older in occupations with valid data on weekly job openings between 3/2/2020 and 4/13/2020. See methodology for details.Get the data