Official figures provided by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission indicate that Asians have the lowest income in private industry and higher education, when compared to other ethnic groups, reports the Sing Tao Daily. According to the data, there are about 2.1 million Asians working in those fields, but they are not earning as much as other groups. Whites, Latinos and African Americans working in higher education earn above or near average wages, but Asians only earn 40 percent of the average. Moreover, Asians earn half of the average wage in private industries, while Latinos earn 80 percent and African Americans earn 65 percent. The report also notes that it will take Asians 72 years to catch up to average incomes. Experts said it is disappointing to know that Asians are earning lower wages while they maintain higher education levels.