Hari Chon http://blog.dol.gov/ en The Diverse Experiences of AANHPI Women at Work http://blog.dol.gov/2021/05/21/the-diverse-experiences-of-aanhpi-women-at-work <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">The Diverse Experiences of AANHPI Women at Work </span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>While Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander women are often referred to collectively, they are far from a monolithic group. Instead, the AANHPI population includes many groups with varying demographic profiles, histories and experiences in the U.S. Some have resided here for a century, while others have a much more recent immigrant experience. Some came to this country to attain a higher education, while others arrived as refugees with perhaps nothing but the clothes on their backs. Many live and work in California and Hawaii, while others are scattered across the nation.</p><p>At the Women’s Bureau, we believe one way to help AANHPI communities is through data-driven storytelling. As we celebrate the cultural diversity of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders this May, here are some key statistics about the 8.5 million AANHPI women in the U.S., more than 5 million of whom are in the labor force.</p><p> </p><h4><strong>1. Labor force participation rates vary significantly within AANHPI groups.</strong></h4><p>Two-thirds of Filipinas were in the labor force in 2019, compared with about half of Japanese American women, and 59% of all women.</p><img src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/labor%20force%20participation%20rates_0.png" data-entity-uuid="4fffa1d1-3e86-4788-b594-a81644ae4797" data-entity-type="file" alt="Chart showing women's labor force participation rates by demographic. Full text available at bottom of blog post." class="align-center" width="1024" height="512" loading="lazy" /><p><a href="https://blog.dol.gov/2021/05/21/the-diverse-experiences-of-aanhpi-women-at-work#chart1">Plain text chart</a></p><p> </p><h4><strong>2. Unemployment rates also varied significantly.</strong></h4><p>Among AANHPI women in the labor force, the share that were unemployed was the highest among Pacific Islanders (6.3%). Unemployment rates were about half as high for Vietnamese, Japanese and Chinese women. In comparison, 4.4% of all U.S. women in the labor force were unemployed in 2019.</p><img src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/unemployment%20rates.png" data-entity-uuid="b813e76f-26c6-42da-bfe4-b94a9ca570dd" data-entity-type="file" alt="Chart showing unemployment rates for AANHPI women. Full text available at bottom of blog post." class="align-center" width="1024" height="512" loading="lazy" /><p><a href="https://blog.dol.gov/2021/05/21/the-diverse-experiences-of-aanhpi-women-at-work#chart2">Plain text chart</a></p><p> </p><h4><strong>3. The occupational profiles of AANHPI women in the U.S. varied dramatically.</strong></h4><p>While 70% of employed Asian Indian women work in management, business, science and the arts, the share of Pacific Islander women and Vietnamese American women who do so is only half as high. Meanwhile, relatively large shares of these two groups are employed in service and sales.</p><img src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/occupational%20distribution.png" data-entity-uuid="f2b842a7-88bd-44ec-a566-3d43cf3a29d8" data-entity-type="file" alt="Chart showing occupational distributions of AANHPI women. Full text available at bottom of blog post." class="align-center" width="1052" height="650" loading="lazy" /><p><a href="https://blog.dol.gov/2021/05/21/the-diverse-experiences-of-aanhpi-women-at-work#chart3">Plain text chart</a></p><p> </p><h4><strong>4. Differences in occupational composition across subgroups likely explain dramatic earnings differences.</strong></h4><p>Indian American women, who were concentrated in managerial and professional occupations, have median annual earnings of about $76,000. Pacific Islander and Vietnamese American women, who were concentrated in sales and service occupations, have the lowest median wages ($38,900 and $40,500, respectively). To put this in perspective, the median wage is $43,200 for all women employed full time.</p><img src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/median%20annual%20earnings.png" data-entity-uuid="d6cda583-d172-4271-8b91-77e0005dc27b" data-entity-type="file" alt="Chart showing median earnings of AANHPI women by demographic. Full text available at bottom of blog post." class="align-center" width="1052" height="512" loading="lazy" /><p><a href="https://blog.dol.gov/2021/05/21/the-diverse-experiences-of-aanhpi-women-at-work#chart4">Plain text chart</a></p><p> </p><h4><strong>5. Underlying many of these labor force differences are stark educational differences</strong>.</h4><p>While almost three-fourths of Asian Indian women have earned at least a bachelor’s degree, the same is true for only 31% of Vietnamese and 19% of Pacific Islander women. On the flip side, the share of women who <em>lack</em> a high school diploma ranges from 27% among Vietnamese American women to 5% among Japanese American women.</p><img src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/bachelors%20degree%20or%20more.png" data-entity-uuid="8b92cd71-9506-49cb-af72-f6929c2ae7cd" data-entity-type="file" alt="Chart showing educational attainment for AANHPI women by demographic. Full text available at bottom of blog post." class="align-center" width="1052" height="520" loading="lazy" /><p><a href="https://blog.dol.gov/2021/05/21/the-diverse-experiences-of-aanhpi-women-at-work#chart5">Plain text chart</a></p><p> </p><p>Even looking only at the largest AANHPI groups in the U.S., we see tremendous diversity. Recognizing this diversity can help us develop more effective policies and programmatic interventions across these communities. Thinking of AANHPI women as one group masks their vastly different experiences in the U.S. labor force. Breaking down the data is one way we’re helping AANHPI working women and making their voices heard.</p><p> </p><p><em>Hari Chon is a policy analyst and Gretchen Livingston is a survey statistician at the U.S. Department of Labor's Women's Bureau. Follow the bureau on Twitter at </em><a href="https://www.twitter.com/WB_DOL"><em>@WB_DOL</em></a><em>.</em></p><p> </p><hr /><p><strong>Technical note on Asian Americans and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders:</strong></p><p>These analyses are based on the following single-race classifications:</p><p>Asian: a person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand and Vietnam. It includes people who indicate their race as "Asian Indian," "Chinese," "Filipino," "Korean," "Japanese," "Vietnamese" and "Other Asian" or provide other detailed Asian responses.</p><p>Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: a person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa or other Pacific Islands. It includes people who indicate their race as "Native Hawaiian," "Guamanian or Chamorro," "Samoan" and "Other Pacific Islander" or provide other detailed Pacific Islander responses.</p><p> </p><p><a name="chart1" id="chart1">Chart data:</a></p><table class="Table" style="border-collapse:collapse;width:354px;" width="0"><tbody><tr><td style="border:1px solid black;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:288px;" nowrap="nowrap"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;"><strong>Women's labor force participation rates</strong></span></td><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left-style:none;border-right:1px solid black;border-top:1px solid black;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:66px;" nowrap="nowrap"> </td></tr><tr><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left:1px solid black;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:288px;" nowrap="nowrap"><em><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;"><strong>Race and ethnicity</strong></span></em></td><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left-style:none;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:66px;" nowrap="nowrap"><em><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;"><strong>LFP rate</strong></span></em></td></tr><tr><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left:1px solid black;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:288px;" nowrap="nowrap"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">All women</span></td><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left-style:none;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:66px;" nowrap="nowrap"><p style="text-align:right;" align="right"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">58.6</span></p></td></tr><tr><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left:1px solid black;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:288px;" nowrap="nowrap"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">Asian</span></td><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left-style:none;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:66px;" nowrap="nowrap"><p style="text-align:right;" align="right"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">60.0</span></p></td></tr><tr><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left:1px solid black;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:288px;" nowrap="nowrap"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">Asian Indian</span></td><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left-style:none;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:66px;" nowrap="nowrap"><p style="text-align:right;" align="right"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">59.4</span></p></td></tr><tr><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left:1px solid black;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:288px;" nowrap="nowrap"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">Chinese</span></td><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left-style:none;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:66px;" nowrap="nowrap"><p style="text-align:right;" align="right"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">58.6</span></p></td></tr><tr><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left:1px solid black;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:288px;" nowrap="nowrap"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">Filipino</span></td><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left-style:none;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:66px;" nowrap="nowrap"><p style="text-align:right;" align="right"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">66.2</span></p></td></tr><tr><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left:1px solid black;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:288px;" nowrap="nowrap"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">Japanese</span></td><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left-style:none;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:66px;" nowrap="nowrap"><p style="text-align:right;" align="right"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">49.0</span></p></td></tr><tr><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left:1px solid black;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:288px;" nowrap="nowrap"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">Korean</span></td><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left-style:none;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:66px;" nowrap="nowrap"><p style="text-align:right;" align="right"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">55.2</span></p></td></tr><tr><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left:1px solid black;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:288px;" nowrap="nowrap"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">Vietnamese</span></td><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left-style:none;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:66px;" nowrap="nowrap"><p style="text-align:right;" align="right"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">63.1</span></p></td></tr><tr><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left:1px solid black;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:288px;" nowrap="nowrap"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander</span></td><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left-style:none;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:66px;" nowrap="nowrap"><p style="text-align:right;" align="right"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">61.2</span></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><em><span style="color:black;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif;font-size:10.0pt;line-height:107%;">Notes: Women 16 years and older. AANHPI subgroups with a total population of 600,000 or more are shown. Data: U.S. Census Bureau, 2019 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates</span></em></p><p> </p><p><a name="chart2" id="chart2">Chart data:</a></p><table class="Table" style="border-collapse:collapse;width:226px;" width="0"><tbody><tr><td style="border:1px solid black;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:210px;" colspan="2" nowrap="nowrap"><em><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;"><strong>Women's unemployment rates</strong></span></em></td></tr><tr><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left:1px solid black;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:139px;" nowrap="nowrap"><em><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;"><strong>Race and ethnicity</strong></span></em></td><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left-style:none;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:56px;" nowrap="nowrap"><em><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;"><strong>rate</strong></span></em></td></tr><tr><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left:1px solid black;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:139px;" nowrap="nowrap"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">All women</span></td><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left-style:none;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:56px;" nowrap="nowrap"><p style="text-align:right;" align="right"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">4.4</span></p></td></tr><tr><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left:1px solid black;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:139px;" nowrap="nowrap"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">Asian</span></td><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left-style:none;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:56px;" nowrap="nowrap"><p style="text-align:right;" align="right"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">3.6</span></p></td></tr><tr><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left:1px solid black;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:139px;" nowrap="nowrap"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">Asian Indian</span></td><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left-style:none;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:56px;" nowrap="nowrap"><p style="text-align:right;" align="right"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">4.4</span></p></td></tr><tr><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left:1px solid black;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:139px;" nowrap="nowrap"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">Chinese</span></td><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left-style:none;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:56px;" nowrap="nowrap"><p style="text-align:right;" align="right"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">3.2</span></p></td></tr><tr><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left:1px solid black;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:139px;" nowrap="nowrap"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">Filipino</span></td><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left-style:none;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:56px;" nowrap="nowrap"><p style="text-align:right;" align="right"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">3.4</span></p></td></tr><tr><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left:1px solid black;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:139px;" nowrap="nowrap"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">Japanese</span></td><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left-style:none;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:56px;" nowrap="nowrap"><p style="text-align:right;" align="right"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">3.1</span></p></td></tr><tr><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left:1px solid black;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:139px;" nowrap="nowrap"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">Korean</span></td><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left-style:none;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:56px;" nowrap="nowrap"><p style="text-align:right;" align="right"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">3.6</span></p></td></tr><tr><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left:1px solid black;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:139px;" nowrap="nowrap"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">Vietnamese</span></td><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left-style:none;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:56px;" nowrap="nowrap"><p style="text-align:right;" align="right"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">3.0</span></p></td></tr><tr><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left:1px solid black;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:139px;" nowrap="nowrap"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander</span></td><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left-style:none;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:56px;" nowrap="nowrap"><p style="text-align:right;" align="right"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">6.3</span></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p style="margin-bottom:11px;"><em><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:10.0pt;line-height:107%;">Notes: Women 16 years and over. AANHPI subgroups with a total population of 600,000 or more are shown. Data: U.S. Census Bureau, 2019 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates</span></em></p><p style="margin-bottom:11px;"> </p><p><a name="chart3" id="chart3">Chart data:</a></p><table class="Table" style="border-collapse:collapse;width:711px;" width="0"><tbody><tr><td style="height:47px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:366px;" colspan="2" nowrap="nowrap"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;"><strong>Occupational distribution among employed women</strong></span></td><td style="height:47px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:130px;" nowrap="nowrap"> </td><td style="height:47px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:176px;" nowrap="nowrap"> </td></tr><tr><td style="background-color:white;border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left-style:none;border-right-style:none;border-top:1px solid black;height:39px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:222px;" nowrap="nowrap"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;"><strong>Race and ethnicity</strong></span></td><td style="background-color:white;border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left-style:none;border-right-style:none;border-top:1px solid black;height:39px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:top;width:144px;"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;"><strong>Management, business, science, and arts occupations</strong></span></td><td style="background-color:white;border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left-style:none;border-right-style:none;border-top:1px solid black;height:39px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:top;width:131px;"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;"><strong>Service occupations</strong></span></td><td style="background-color:white;border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left-style:none;border-right-style:none;border-top:1px solid black;height:39px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:top;width:177px;"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;"><strong>Sales and office occupations</strong></span></td></tr><tr><td style="background-color:white;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:222px;" nowrap="nowrap"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander</span></td><td style="background-color:white;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:144px;"><p style="text-align:right;" align="right"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">32.5</span></p></td><td style="background-color:white;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:130px;"><p style="text-align:right;" align="right"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">26.0</span></p></td><td style="background-color:white;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:176px;"><p style="text-align:right;" align="right"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">29.2</span></p></td></tr><tr><td style="background-color:white;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:222px;" nowrap="nowrap"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">Vietnamese</span></td><td style="background-color:white;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:144px;"><p style="text-align:right;" align="right"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">34.5</span></p></td><td style="background-color:white;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:130px;"><p style="text-align:right;" align="right"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">40.0</span></p></td><td style="background-color:white;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:176px;"><p style="text-align:right;" align="right"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">15.2</span></p></td></tr><tr><td style="background-color:white;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:222px;" nowrap="nowrap"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">All women</span></td><td style="background-color:white;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:144px;" nowrap="nowrap"><p style="text-align:right;" align="right"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">44.2</span></p></td><td style="background-color:white;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:130px;" nowrap="nowrap"><p style="text-align:right;" align="right"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">21.2</span></p></td><td style="background-color:white;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:176px;" nowrap="nowrap"><p style="text-align:right;" align="right"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">27.0</span></p></td></tr><tr><td style="background-color:white;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:222px;" nowrap="nowrap"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">Filipino</span></td><td style="background-color:white;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:144px;"><p style="text-align:right;" align="right"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">48.3</span></p></td><td style="background-color:white;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:130px;"><p style="text-align:right;" align="right"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">23.5</span></p></td><td style="background-color:white;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:176px;"><p style="text-align:right;" align="right"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">21.3</span></p></td></tr><tr><td style="background-color:white;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:222px;" nowrap="nowrap"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">Asian</span></td><td style="background-color:white;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:144px;"><p style="text-align:right;" align="right"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">53.5</span></p></td><td style="background-color:white;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:130px;"><p style="text-align:right;" align="right"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">20.3</span></p></td><td style="background-color:white;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:176px;"><p style="text-align:right;" align="right"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">19.5</span></p></td></tr><tr><td style="background-color:white;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:222px;" nowrap="nowrap"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">Korean</span></td><td style="background-color:white;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:144px;"><p style="text-align:right;" align="right"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">57.0</span></p></td><td style="background-color:white;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:130px;"><p style="text-align:right;" align="right"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">17.6</span></p></td><td style="background-color:white;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:176px;"><p style="text-align:right;" align="right"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">20.1</span></p></td></tr><tr><td style="background-color:white;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:222px;" nowrap="nowrap"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">Japanese</span></td><td style="background-color:white;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:144px;"><p style="text-align:right;" align="right"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">55.1</span></p></td><td style="background-color:white;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:130px;"><p style="text-align:right;" align="right"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">14.4</span></p></td><td style="background-color:white;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:176px;"><p style="text-align:right;" align="right"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">25.4</span></p></td></tr><tr><td style="background-color:white;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:222px;" nowrap="nowrap"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">Chinese</span></td><td style="background-color:white;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:144px;"><p style="text-align:right;" align="right"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">58.1</span></p></td><td style="background-color:white;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:130px;"><p style="text-align:right;" align="right"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">17.6</span></p></td><td style="background-color:white;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:176px;"><p style="text-align:right;" align="right"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">20.0</span></p></td></tr><tr><td style="background-color:white;border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left-style:none;border-right-style:none;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:222px;" nowrap="nowrap"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">Asian Indian</span></td><td style="background-color:white;border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left-style:none;border-right-style:none;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:144px;"><p style="text-align:right;" align="right"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">69.9</span></p></td><td style="background-color:white;border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left-style:none;border-right-style:none;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:131px;"><p style="text-align:right;" align="right"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">10.1</span></p></td><td style="background-color:white;border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left-style:none;border-right-style:none;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:177px;"><p style="text-align:right;" align="right"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">15.8</span></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p style="margin-bottom:11px;"><em><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:10.0pt;line-height:107%;">Notes: Women 16 years and over. The three largest occupational groupings are shown. AANHPI subgroups with a total population of 600,000 or more are shown. Data: U.S. Census Bureau, 2019 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates</span></em></p><p> </p><p><a name="chart4" id="chart4">Chart data:</a></p><table class="Table" style="border-collapse:collapse;width:276px;" width="0"><tbody><tr><td style="border:1px solid black;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:276px;" colspan="2" nowrap="nowrap"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;"><strong>Women's median annual earnings</strong></span></td></tr><tr><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left:1px solid black;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;width:175px;" nowrap="nowrap"><em><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;"><strong>Race</strong></span></em></td><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left-style:none;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:101px;" nowrap="nowrap"><em><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;"><strong>Median earnings</strong></span></em></td></tr><tr><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left:1px solid black;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:175px;" nowrap="nowrap"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">All women</span></td><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left-style:none;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:101px;" nowrap="nowrap"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;"> $43,215</span></td></tr><tr><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left:1px solid black;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;width:175px;" nowrap="nowrap"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">Asian</span></td><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left-style:none;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:101px;" nowrap="nowrap"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;"> $56,001</span></td></tr><tr><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left:1px solid black;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;width:175px;" nowrap="nowrap"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">Asian Indian</span></td><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left-style:none;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:101px;" nowrap="nowrap"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;"> $75,985</span></td></tr><tr><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left:1px solid black;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;width:175px;" nowrap="nowrap"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">Chinese</span></td><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left-style:none;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:101px;" nowrap="nowrap"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;"> $62,488</span></td></tr><tr><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left:1px solid black;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;width:175px;" nowrap="nowrap"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">Filipino</span></td><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left-style:none;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:101px;" nowrap="nowrap"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;"> $50,791</span></td></tr><tr><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left:1px solid black;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;width:175px;" nowrap="nowrap"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">Japanese</span></td><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left-style:none;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:101px;" nowrap="nowrap"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;"> $60,035</span></td></tr><tr><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left:1px solid black;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;width:175px;" nowrap="nowrap"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">Korean</span></td><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left-style:none;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:101px;" nowrap="nowrap"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;"> $60,014</span></td></tr><tr><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left:1px solid black;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;width:175px;" nowrap="nowrap"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">Vietnamese</span></td><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left-style:none;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:101px;" nowrap="nowrap"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;"> $40,519</span></td></tr><tr><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left:1px solid black;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;width:175px;" nowrap="nowrap"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander</span></td><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left-style:none;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:101px;" nowrap="nowrap"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;"> $38,836</span></td></tr></tbody></table><p style="margin-bottom:11px;"><em><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:10.0pt;line-height:107%;">Notes: Women’s annual median earnings are for full-time, year-round workers. Women 16 years and older. AANHPI subgroups with a total population of 600,000 or more are shown. Data: U.S. Census Bureau, 2019 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates</span></em></p><p style="margin-bottom:11px;"> </p><p><a name="chart5" id="chart5">Chart data:</a></p><table class="Table" style="border-collapse:collapse;width:336px;" width="0"><tbody><tr><td style="border:1px solid black;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:336px;" colspan="2" nowrap="nowrap"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;"><strong>Share of women with a bachelor's degree or more</strong></span></td></tr><tr><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left:1px solid black;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:128px;" nowrap="nowrap"><em><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;"><strong>Race</strong></span></em></td><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left-style:none;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:208px;" nowrap="nowrap"><em><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;"><strong>Bachelor's degree or higher</strong></span></em></td></tr><tr><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left:1px solid black;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:128px;" nowrap="nowrap"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">All women</span></td><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left-style:none;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:208px;" nowrap="nowrap"><p style="text-align:right;" align="right"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">33.9</span></p></td></tr><tr><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left:1px solid black;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:128px;" nowrap="nowrap"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">Asian</span></td><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left-style:none;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:208px;" nowrap="nowrap"><p style="text-align:right;" align="right"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">53.8</span></p></td></tr><tr><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left:1px solid black;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:128px;" nowrap="nowrap"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">Asian Indian</span></td><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left-style:none;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:208px;" nowrap="nowrap"><p style="text-align:right;" align="right"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">72.7</span></p></td></tr><tr><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left:1px solid black;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:128px;" nowrap="nowrap"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">Chinese</span></td><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left-style:none;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:208px;" nowrap="nowrap"><p style="text-align:right;" align="right"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">56.2</span></p></td></tr><tr><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left:1px solid black;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:128px;" nowrap="nowrap"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">Filipino</span></td><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left-style:none;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:208px;" nowrap="nowrap"><p style="text-align:right;" align="right"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">52.5</span></p></td></tr><tr><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left:1px solid black;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:128px;" nowrap="nowrap"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">Japanese</span></td><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left-style:none;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:208px;" nowrap="nowrap"><p style="text-align:right;" align="right"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">50.3</span></p></td></tr><tr><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left:1px solid black;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:128px;" nowrap="nowrap"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">Korean</span></td><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left-style:none;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:208px;" nowrap="nowrap"><p style="text-align:right;" align="right"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">55.3</span></p></td></tr><tr><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left:1px solid black;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:128px;" nowrap="nowrap"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">Vietnamese</span></td><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left-style:none;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:208px;" nowrap="nowrap"><p style="text-align:right;" align="right"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">30.8</span></p></td></tr><tr><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left:1px solid black;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:128px;" nowrap="nowrap"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander</span></td><td style="border-bottom:1px solid black;border-left-style:none;border-right:1px solid black;border-top-style:none;height:19px;padding:0in 7px;vertical-align:bottom;width:208px;" nowrap="nowrap"><p style="text-align:right;" align="right"><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;">19.1</span></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p style="margin-bottom:11px;"><em><span style="color:black;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;font-size:10.0pt;line-height:107%;">Note: Women 25 years and over. AANHPI subgroups with a total population of 600,000 or more are shown. Data: U.S. Census Bureau, 2019 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates</span></em></p><p> </p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/tkoebel" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" content="Koebel.Tiffany.L@dol.gov">Koebel.Tiffany…</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden"><time datetime="2021-05-21T08:03:20-04:00" title="Friday, May 21, 2021 - 08:03" class="datetime">Fri, 05/21/2021 - 08:03</time> </span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-featured-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/aapi-480x360-v2_0.png" width="480" height="360" alt="Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2021" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <a href="/taxonomy/term/4104" hreflang="en">Hari Chon</a>, <a href="/taxonomy/term/4108" hreflang="en">Gretchen Livingston</a> <div class="blog-tags"> <span>Tags:</span> <ul> <li><a href="/tag/womens-bureau" hreflang="en">Women&#039;s Bureau</a></li> <li><a href="/taxonomy/term/4661" hreflang="en">AA and NHPI</a></li> <li><a href="/taxonomy/term/4102" hreflang="en">Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month</a></li> <li><a href="/tag/women" hreflang="en">women</a></li> <li><a href="/tag/working-women" hreflang="en">working women</a></li> </ul> </div> Fri, 21 May 2021 12:03:20 +0000 Koebel.Tiffany.L@dol.gov 3836 at http://blog.dol.gov http://blog.dol.gov/2021/05/21/the-diverse-experiences-of-aanhpi-women-at-work#comments A Year of Challenges and Progress, With More Work Ahead http://blog.dol.gov/2021/05/17/a-year-of-challenges-and-progress-with-more-work-ahead <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">A Year of Challenges and Progress, With More Work Ahead </span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><img src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/aapi-blog-new.png" data-entity-uuid="cb5917d8-bd07-4f3c-84b9-4324caecaba1" data-entity-type="file" alt="Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2021" class="align-center" width="800" height="400" loading="lazy" /><p style="margin-bottom:11px;">This year, National Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month feels different. On the one hand, longstanding prejudice and discrimination towards Americans of Asian Pacific descent has been heightened as a result of the pandemic.</p><p>At the same time, we’re celebrating unprecedented representation – including the first female, Black and Asian Vice President, Kamala Harris, the first Asian American U.S. Trade Representative, Katherine Chi Tai, and new members of Congress of East Asian, Southeast Asian, South Asian or Pacific Islander descent. Asian Pacific Americans are the <a href="https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2020/demo/p25-1144.pdf">second fastest-growing population among major race and ethnic groups</a>, and their stories are central threads in the fabric of our shared history.</p><p>Amid the global pandemic and the rise in acts of violence against AANHPI Americans, the public-facing nature of industries where Asian Americans figure prominently – as healthcare workers, small business owners and food service workers – pose very real risks to the health and well-being of Asian American workers and proprietors. Beyond the health impacts, the economic impacts of the pandemic on Asian Americans have been substantial. According to the Census Bureau, a quarter of the nation’s 578,000 businesses owned by this group <a href="https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2021/annual-business-survey.html%22%20/t%20%22_blank" target="_blank">belonged to the Accommodation and Food Services sector</a>, which was particularly hard hit by the pandemic.</p><p>The negative impact of the pandemic on the restaurant industry was deeply personal to me. Like many Asian immigrants, my parents built a loyal customer base with our family restaurant, a labor of love and commitment with a proud 18-year history in our community. Despite setbacks and challenges along the way, my parents will tell you that the American Dream is alive and well for Asian Pacific American communities and that theirs is still being written. </p><p>The growing numbers and greater visibility of AANHPI leaders, including women in positions of power, gives me hope for the future. Their stories of perseverance encourage all of us to keep moving forward even in the face of challenge and adversity. While the past year has witnessed an increase in acts of aggression and hatred towards members of the Asian Pacific American community across the nation, I am still heartened by what I see as clear evidence of renewed commitment to a set of shared values that demands fairness, equity and justice.  </p><p>Let us take this moment to celebrate how far we’ve come, and also to recommit ourselves to the obligations of our shared humanity such that our fellow Asian Pacific American friends, family and neighbors never again have to endure a year like the past one. </p><p> </p><p><em>Hari Chon is a policy analyst in the U.S. Department of Labor’s Women’s Bureau. Follow the bureau on Twitter at </em><a href="https://www.twitter.com/WB_DOL"><em>@WB_DOL</em></a><em>. </em></p><p> </p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/tkoebel" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" content="Koebel.Tiffany.L@dol.gov">Koebel.Tiffany…</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden"><time datetime="2021-05-17T13:27:36-04:00" title="Monday, May 17, 2021 - 13:27" class="datetime">Mon, 05/17/2021 - 13:27</time> </span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-featured-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/aapi-480x360-v2.png" width="480" height="360" alt="Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2021" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <a href="/taxonomy/term/4104" hreflang="en">Hari Chon</a> <div class="blog-tags"> <span>Tags:</span> <ul> <li><a href="/tag/working-women" hreflang="en">working women</a></li> <li><a href="/tag/womens-bureau" hreflang="en">Women&#039;s Bureau</a></li> <li><a href="/taxonomy/term/4102" hreflang="en">Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month</a></li> <li><a href="/taxonomy/term/4661" hreflang="en">AA and NHPI</a></li> <li><a href="/tag/women" hreflang="en">women</a></li> </ul> </div> Mon, 17 May 2021 17:27:36 +0000 Koebel.Tiffany.L@dol.gov 3833 at http://blog.dol.gov http://blog.dol.gov/2021/05/17/a-year-of-challenges-and-progress-with-more-work-ahead#comments