Last week Apple finally released the Equal Employment Opportunity report detailing the diversity of its U.S. workforce. The so-called EEO-1 accompanied Apple’s second diversity report with a note meant to discredit the validity of the government-mandated data. “The EEO-1 has not kept pace with changes in industry or the American workforce over the past half century,” reads the Apple diversity page. “We believe the information we report elsewhere on this site is a far more accurate reflection of our progress toward diversity.” Google, Facebook, and Microsoft describe similar inadequacies in their EEO-1 reports.
But since we also have the 2014 EEO-1 reports from Twitter, Intel, Facebook and Amazon we can do an Apple’s-to-apples comparison across much of the industry. The Equal Employment Opportunity report might be flawed, but at least it’s the same imperfect metric applied consistently across all companies.
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This article originally appeared on Recode.net.