Women's Bureau

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There were about 7.8 million Asian American (AA) women and 442 thousand Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander (PI) women 16 years of age and over in the U.S. in 2013. Of those, 4.6 million AA women and 283 thousand PI women were in the civilian labor force. As a group, Asian American and Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander women workers have had more favorable outcomes than women workers in other racial groups.

However, there is a great deal of variation and disparity between AA women and PI women, as well as among women in detailed Asian communities. The data below highlights these differences, and compares them to White non-Hispanic women as a reference group.


Suggested Citation
U.S. Department of Labor, Women's Bureau. (2014). Asian American and Pacific Islander women in the labor force (Infographic). Washington, D.C.: Author.