Racial categories, which have been on every U.S. census, have changed from decade to decade, reflecting the politics and science of the times.
In 21 states, the $7.25 federal minimum wage applies. In 29 states and the District of Columbia, minimum wages range from $8.25 to $16.39.
The shift has been most notable in jobs that prioritize analytical skills, such as science and math, or fundamental skills, such as writing.
As the 2020 census gets underway, most U.S. adults are aware of it and are ready to respond, but many do not know what it asks or how to participate.
What do Americans consider more important to leading a fulfilling life than marriage? They’re much more likely to point to career enjoyment.
Over the past 50 years, the highest-earning 20% of U.S. households have steadily brought in a larger share of the country’s total income.
Explore the different race, ethnicity and origin categories used in the U.S. decennial census, from the first one in 1790 to the latest count in 2020.
About three-quarters of black adults in the U.S. say that being black is extremely or very important to how they think about themselves.
There is a growing need for high-skill workers in the U.S., and this has helped to narrow gender disparities in the labor market.
The gender wage gap narrows as women move into high-skill jobs and acquire more education. Women are now in the majority in jobs that draw most heavily on either social or fundamental skills.