This means that the average pay gap figure that is touted for AAPI women does not fully explain the pay disparity some Asian American communities face.
While AAPI women are perceived to have the smallest gender pay gap of any racial group of women, it’s important to note that the pay gap varies widely among different AAPI communities.
Today, more than one in four AAPI women are working a front-line job, with many of these women receiving unequal pay.
In May 2020, unemployment for Asian American women peaked at 16.4%.
Additionally, when looking at women’s long-term unemployment, Asian women have the highest rates of all groups with 44.7% of Asian women over the age of 16 having been unemployed for six months or more in February, according to NWLC.