“Apple’s diversity divide narrowed a smidgen over the past year, with its global workforce gaining ever so slightly in terms of the number of women and minorities it has among its ranks,” Dawn Kawamoto reports for InformationWeek.

“Apple’s figures released to the government show that as of Aug. 1 the company had 72,494 employees,” Kawamoto reports. “Of this group, 30% were female, compared with 28.7% a year ago. When white males and white females are taken out of the equation, Apple had a workforce composed of 40.5% people of color, compared with 38.7% in the previous year.”

“The tech giant also posts figures of its diversity efforts, which are based on June 2015 numbers, on its website,” Kawamoto reports. “In the blog Apple also notes that its global workforce was 31% female in 2015, compared with 30% a year earlier. Also, Apple reports that its US workforce was 54% white in 2015, compared to 55% in 2014. Asians accounted for 18% in 2015 vs. 15% in 2014. The number of Hispanic workers remained at 11% in both years. Blacks held 8% of positions at Apple in 2015, slightly up from 7% in 2014.”

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

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