“Apple updated its Inclusion and Diversity page today with the company’s newest numbers for 2015 on the percentage of employees it’s hired based on ethnicity and gender,” Buster Hein reports for Cult of Mac.

“While Apple’s long been criticized as a hiring mostly white males, the company made some big improvements in the last year, by hiring the largest ever group of employees from underrepresented groups in a single year,” Hein reports. “Over 11,000 women were hired globally by Apple last year, marking a 65% increase over the previous year.”

“In the United States, Apple has increased its hiring of black and hispanic employees by 50% and 66% over the last year,” Hein reports. “The company’s global gender split is now 69% male and 31% female, which is a marginal improvement over last year’s 70-30 split. Apple’s global percentage of white employees dropped to 54% — it was 55% last year — while percentage of Black employees increased to 8% — up from 7% in 2014. Asian employees saw the largest increase from 15% in 2014, to 18% in 2015.”

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MacDailyNews Note: Apple’s “Inclusion and Diversity” page is here.

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