Advertisement“As the labor market tightened more in certain areas and in certain fields we would see more robust income growth for those groups,” Ohio State economist Trevon Logan said in an email.
“Also, higher concentration in urban areas with larger job growth and increases in minimum wage can also play a role in income gains.”While income growth has been comparatively flat in a vast majority of U.S. counties, it has been concentrated in a handful of communities, said William Spriggs, an economist at Howard University.
By the same measure, location and job markets also played a role in the stagnant income growth for Black-led households, with large numbers geographically clustered in the South, economists said.
Blacks are over-represented in public employment, which experienced anemic income growth,” Logan said.
Asian Americans make up almost 6% of the U.S. population.