Failure to Launch: Black Millennials Lag in Achieving Financial Freedom

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  • Greatest Decline in Employment
  • Unemployment Rate Twice as High as Whites
  • Longest Delay in Reaching Median Career Wage
  • Wage Gap Has Widened More
  • Future of Work

Longest Delay in Reaching Median Career Wage

The age at which African-Americans reach the median wage has increased to 33 in today’s economy, up from 26 in 1980. For whites, this age has shifted from 26 to 31.

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