Composition of U.S. workforce by race/ethnicity, 1979 and 2017
|Race and ethnicity||White||Black||Hispanic||Asian American/Pacific Islander (2017 only)||Other|
Notes: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are included in the “Other” race category in 1979 (the CPS survey did not have a separate “Asian American/Pacific Islander” category until 1989). Race/ethnicity categories are mutually exclusive (i.e., white non-Hispanic, black non-Hispanic, Asian American/Pacific Islander non-Hispanic, and Hispanic any race).
Source: EPI analysis of Current Population Survey Outgoing Rotation Group microdata