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Table 1: Participation of African American Executive/Senior and First/Mid Level Officials & Managers

Year Participation Total Rate

1966

18,121

2,085,422

0.87%

1972

73,965

3,135,469

2.36%

1978

148,909

3,980,123

3.74%

1984

193,857

4,427,754

4.38%

1990

257,122

4,978,689

5.16%

1996

298,068

5,141,658

5.80%

2002

405,766

5,919,471

6.85%

2008

481,912

6,943,429

6.94%

2013

475,392

7,020,839

6.77%

Figure 1

  • In 1966, African American Officials and Managers reported a participation rate of 0.87 percent. In 2008, the rate was 6.94 percent. However, it decreased to 6.77 percent in 2013.