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Press Release 12-02-2020

EEOC Launches New Data Tool to Track Employment Trends

Interactive Tool Allows Users to Search Data by Sex, Race/Ethnicity, Location and Industry Sector

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) launched EEOC Explore, a new interactive data query and mapping tool that gives users access to the most current, granular, and privacy protected aggregate EEO-1 data publicly available. EEOC Explore allows users to analyze aggregate data associated with more than 56 million employees and 73,000 employers nationwide. The user-friendly tool enables stakeholders to explore and compare data trends across a number of categories, including location, sex, race and ethnicity, and industry sector without the need for experience in computer programming or statistical analysis.

As part of its mandate under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, public and private employers, as well as local referral unions are required to submit to the EEOC periodic reports which indicate the composition of their workforces by sex and race/ethnicity. EEOC Explore visualizes these aggregate data in ways that are more intuitive and efficient than previous methods.

EEOC Explore uses aggregate information from employer EEO-1 reports which include data such as employee demographics, which are collected annually from private employers with 100 or more employees and federal contractors with 50 or more employees. EEOC Explore also allows users to dive down to county-level details, surpassing the previously available static tabular format available on the EEOC’s public website.

“In support of our mission to prevent and remedy unlawful employment discrimination, the EEOC has made significant progress over the past two years to develop a 21st century data and analytics program office within the agency to provide greater and improved services to the public,” said EEOC Chair Janet Dhillon. “As part of this effort, the EEOC Explore tool will make it easier to navigate the agency’s aggregate EEO-1 data for everyone interested in advancing equal opportunity for all in the workplace.”

“The new mapping tool makes tracking employment trends as simple as a few clicks, particularly for those analyzing job patterns for minorities and women in private industry,” said Dr. Chris Haffer, EEOC’s Chief Data Officer. “Through its convenient filters, users now have access to privacy protected aggregate data at multiple layers of geography and can download the data for their own analyses.”

EEOC Explore was developed in collaboration with NORC at the University of Chicago as part of the EEOC’s Data and Analytics Modernization Program led by the EEOC’s Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics (OEDA). 

To access the EEOC Explore tool, visit

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