Workers in neighboring right-to-work states make less than Missourians: Median hourly wage, by race/ethnicity and gender, 2017 dollars

Missouri Neighboring right-to-work states
White $17.56 $16.91
Black $14.28 $13.65
Hispanic $13.36 $12.37
Other $17.34 $15.22
Male $19.16 $17.55
Female $15.28 $14.75


Notes: Calculated using 2010–2017 data. The median wage in neighboring right-to-work states is calculated by averaging median wages in each state. Neighboring right-to-work states are Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Tennessee.

Source: EPI analysis of Current Population Survey Outgoing Rotation Group microdata from the U.S. Census Bureau

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