Black Americans earn just $57.30 for every $100 in income earned by white families, according to the Census Bureau's Current Population Survey.
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The Current Population Survey (CPS), sponsored jointly by the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), is one of the oldest, largest, and most well-recognized surveys in the United States and is the primary source of labor force statistics for the population of the United States.
The CPS seeks to determine the demographic characteristics and employment status of all individuals of a household who are of working age. It is also known as the household survey (as opposed to the Current Employment Statistics survey, which is known as the establishment survey).
In addition to being the primary source of monthly labor force statistics, the CPS is used to collect data for a variety of other studies that keep the nation informed of the economic and social well-being of its people.
According to the Census Bureau's Current Population Survey, Black Americans earn just $57.30 for every $100 in income earned by white families.