Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey

Women in the Labor Force: A Databook (2010 Edition)

Table 26. Wage and salary workers paid hourly rates with earnings at or below the prevailing Federal minimum wage by selected characteristics, 2009 annual averages (Numbers in thousands)
Characteristic Workers paid hourly rates
Total Total at or below prevailing Federal minimum wage
Total Percent of
hourly paid
workers
At prevailing
Federal minimum wage
Below prevailing
Federal minimum wage
Age and sex

Total, 16 years and over

72,611 3,572 4.9 980 2,592

16 to 24 years

14,389 1,737 12.1 508 1,229

25 years and over

58,222 1,835 3.2 472 1,363

Women, 16 years and over

37,426 2,215 5.9 612 1,603

16 to 24 years

7,344 1,064 14.5 295 769

25 years and over

30,082 1,151 3.8 318 833

Men, 16 years and over

35,185 1,358 3.9 368 990

16 to 24 years

7,045 674 9.6 214 460

25 years and over

28,140 684 2.4 154 530
Race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

White

58,633 2,857 4.9 763 2,094

Women

29,760 1,783 6.0 463 1,320

Men

28,873 1,074 3.7 300 774

Black or African American

9,269 495 5.3 168 327

Women

5,231 302 5.8 117 185

Men

4,038 192 4.8 50 142

Asian

2,718 117 4.3 21 96

Women

1,460 70 4.8 15 55

Men

1,258 47 3.7 6 41

Hispanic or Latino

12,740 622 4.9 183 439

Women

5,449 331 6.1 102 229

Men

7,291 290 4.0 80 210
Full- and part-time status (1)

Full-time workers

52,454 1,272 2.4 320 952

Women

24,066 694 2.9 183 511

Men

28,388 579 2.0 137 442

Part-time workers

20,027 2,281 11.4 656 1,625

Women

13,307 1,513 11.4 428 1,085

Men

6,721 769 11.4 229 540

Footnotes:
(1) Full time refers to persons who usually work 35 hours or more per week; part time refers to persons who usually work fewer than 35 hours per week. These data will not sum to totals because full- or part-time status on the principal job is not identifiable for a small number of multiple jobholders.

NOTE: The prevailing Federal minimum wage rose from $6.55 an hour to $7.25 an hour on July 24, 2009. Data in this table reflect the average number of workers who earned $6.55 or less from January 2009 through July 2009 and those who earned $7.25 or less from August 2009 through the end of the year. Data are for wage and salary workers, excluding the incorporated self-employed. They refer to a person's earnings on his or her sole or principal job, and pertain only to workers who are paid hourly rates. Salaried workers and other nonhourly workers are not included. Estimates for the above race groups (White, Black or African American, and Asian) do not sum to totals because data are not presented for all races. Persons whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race.

SOURCE: Current Population Survey, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Last Modified Date: March 16, 2011

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