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ADEA Charge Data

Fiscal Years 1980 - 2017

The following chart represents the total number of charges filed and resolved under the ADEA.

Receipts include all charges filed under the ADEA as well as those filed concurrently under Title VII, ADA, and/or EPA. Therefore, the sum of receipts for all statutes will exceed total charges received.

All data are compiled by the Office of Research, Information and Planning. The data from FY 1980 to FY 1989 are compiled from published reports. Data from FY 1990 and FY 1991 are compiled from EEOC's Integrated Mission System (IMS). Data from FY 1992 forward are compiled from data reported via the quarterly reconciled Data Summary Reports and from EEOC's Charge Data System and, from FY 2004 forward, from IMS. 

This does not include charges filed with state or local Fair Employment Practices Agencies.

   Receipts Resolutions Resolutions by Type Monetary Benefits (Millions)*
Settlements Withdrawals w/Benefits Administrative Closures No Reasonable Cause Reasonable Cause Successful Conciliations Unsuccessful Conciliations Merit Resolutions
# % # % # % # % # % # % # % # %
FY 2016 20,857 22,594 1,445 6.40% 1,252 5.50% 3,729 16.50% 15,548 68.80% 620 2.70% 339 1.50% 281 1.20% 3,317 14.70% $88.20
FY 2015 20,144 21,273 1,703 8.00% 1,279 6.00% 3,700 17.40% 13,980 65.70% 611 2.90% 321 1.50% 290 1.40% 3,593 16.90% $99.10
FY 2014 20,588 20,148 1,567 7.80% 1,251 6.20% 3,619 18.00% 13,159 65.30% 552 2.70% 232 1.20% 320 1.60% 3,370 16.70% $77.70
FY 2013 21,396 22,371 1,781 8.00% 1,296 5.80% 3,642 16.30% 15,113 67.60% 539 2.40% 221 1.00% 318 1.40% 3,616 16.20% $97.90
FY 2012 22,857 27,335 2,001 7.30% 1,280 4.70% 4,045 14.80% 19,239 70.40% 770 2.80% 343 1.30% 427 1.60% 4,051 14.80% $91.60
FY 2011 23,465 26,080 2,231 8.60% 1,369 5.20% 4,230 16.20% 17,454 66.90% 796 3.10% 273 1.00% 523 2.00% 4,396 16.90% $95.20
FY 2010 23,264 24,800 2,250 9.10% 1,322 5.30% 4,167 16.80% 16,308 65.80% 753 3.00% 252 1.00% 501 2.00% 4,325 17.40% $93.60
FY 2009 22,778 20,529 1,935 9.40% 1,161 5.70% 4,031 19.60% 12,788 62.30% 614 3.00% 202 1.00% 412 2.00% 3,710 18.10% $72.10
FY 2008 24,582 21,415 1,974 9.20% 1,252 5.80% 6,387 29.80% 11,124 51.90% 678 3.20% 220 1.00% 458 2.10% 3,904 18.20% $82.80
FY 2007 19,103 16,134 1,795 11.10% 958 5.90% 2,754 17.10% 10,002 62.00% 625 3.90% 186 1.20% 439 2.70% 3,378 20.90% $66.80
FY 2006 16,548 14,146 1,417 10.00% 767 5.40% 2,639 18.70% 8,746 61.80% 612 4.30% 177 1.30% 435 3.10% 2,796 19.80% $51.50
FY 2005 16,585 14,076 1,326 9.40% 764 5.40% 2,537 18.00% 8,866 63.00% 583 4.10% 169 1.20% 414 2.90% 2,673 19.00% $77.70
FY 2004 17,837 15,792 1,377 8.70% 787 5.00% 3,550 22.50% 9,563 60.60% 515 3.30% 139 0.90% 376 2.40% 2,679 17.00% $69.00
FY 2003 19,124 17,352 1,285 7.40% 710 4.10% 2,824 16.30% 11,976 69.00% 557 3.20% 166 1.00% 391 2.30% 2,552 14.70% $48.90
FY 2002 19,921 18,673 1,222 6.50% 671 3.60% 6,254 33.50% 9,725 52.10% 801 4.30% 208 1.10% 593 3.20% 2,694 14.40% $55.70
FY 2001 17,405 15,155 1,006 6.60% 551 3.60% 3,963 26.10% 8,388 55.30% 1,247 8.20% 409 2.70% 838 5.50% 2,804 18.50% $53.70
FY 2000 16,008 14,672 1,156 7.90% 560 3.80% 3,232 22.00% 8,517 58.00% 1,207 8.20% 241 1.60% 966 6.60% 2,923 19.90% $45.20
FY 1999 14,141 15,448 816 5.30% 578 3.70% 3,601 23.30% 9,172 59.40% 1,281 8.30% 184 1.20% 1,097 7.10% 2,675 17.30% $38.60
FY 1998 15,191 15,995 755 4.70% 580 3.60% 4,175 26.10% 9,863 61.70% 622 3.90% 119 0.70% 503 3.10% 1,957 12.20% $34.70
FY 1997 15,785 18,279 642 3.50% 762 4.20% 4,986 27.30% 11,163 61.10% 726 4.00% 74 0.40% 652 3.60% 2,130 11.70% $44.30
FY 1996 15,719 17,699 452 2.60% 671 3.80% 5,028 28.40% 11,081 62.60% 467 2.60% 96 0.50% 371 2.10% 1,590 9.00% $31.50
FY 1995 17,416 17,033 571 3.40% 856 5.00% 6,571 38.60% 8,309 48.80% 726 4.30% 52 0.30% 674 4.00% 2,153 12.60% $29.40
FY 1994 19,618 13,942 585 4.20% 990 7.10% 5,021 36.00% 6,872 49.30% 474 3.40% 97 0.70% 377 2.70% 2,049 14.70% $42.30
FY 1993 19,809 19,761 774 3.90% 1,197 6.10% 5,556 28.10% 11,481 58.10% 753 3.80% 147 0.70% 606 3.10% 2,724 13.80% $40.70
FY 1992 19,573 19,975 963 4.80% 1,537 7.70% 4,957 24.80% 12,075 60.50% 443 2.20% 121 0.60% 322 1.60% 2,943 14.70% $57.30
FY 1991 17,048 17,501 1,057   1,030       10,558   473                
FY 1990 14,685 16,264 969   940       9,552   983                
FY 1989 14,789 16,989 1,156   863       9,482   711                
FY 1988 14,882 19,427 919   876       9,574   739                
FY 1987 15,121 14,530 650   717       8,103   497                
FY 1986 17,443 14,933 896   645       8,770   541                
FY 1985 16,784 14,437 902   630       8,167   663                
FY 1984 15,614 14,129                                  
FY 1983 18,087 15,028                                  
FY 1982 11,063 8,986                                  
FY 1981 9,479 7,864                                  
FY 1980 11,076 6,488