ERIC Number: ED199350
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Black Employment in Kentucky State Agencies. More Blacks Employed But Salary Gap Widens. Staff Report 80-3.
Briley, Kyle D.; And Others
Statistics regarding black employment in Kentucky State agencies as of November, 1979 were examined. Data indicated that the number of blacks employed by the State increased since 1977. Nine agencies employed 91 percent of all blacks in the government, while ten agencies remained all white. One-half of all blacks in the State government were employed by the Department for Human Resources. The number of blacks working in health related fields increased by five percent during the past two years. Salary gaps were found to exist between black and white workers. While blacks made up 6.6 percent of the work force, they earned 5.2 percent of the State payroll. The average salary difference was $2,689 per year. Five departments had salary gaps of over $6,000 per annum. Almost three-fourths of all blacks and one-half of all whites in the State government earned less than $900 per month. Of the 1,968 different job categories in State government, blacks worked in 466. The largest job category for blacks was that of janitor. Blacks gained 200 jobs in lower paygrades since 1977, while whites lost 2,000 jobs in those paygrades. In the middle paygrades, blacks gained 293 jobs while whites gained 4,320. (MK)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, Louisville.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky