The EEOC released a press release in December, 2020 to announce the launch of EEOC Explore, a data and mapping tool that allows users to study aggregate EEO-1 data gathered from over 56 million employees and 73,000 employers nationwide. In accordance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, private employers of 100 or more employees and public contractors of 50 or more employees periodically submit EEO-1 forms to indicate the composition of employees based on sex, race, and ethnicity. The EEOC publishes aggregate data from these reports which reveals positive and negative trends in equitable employment practices nationwide.
EEOC Explore is a new and improved system that allows the public to easily navigate data and analyze employment trends pertaining to sex, race, and ethnicity without a background in computer programming or statistical analysis. Users can even organize and compare data by region and sector of industry, all the way to the county level. This allows them to recognize and combat inequitable and potentially unlawful employment practices within their own spheres of influence. The EEOC’s Chief Data Officer, Dr. Chris Haffer highlights the benefits of EEOC Explore by stating, “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.” The overall takeaway is that EEOC Explore provides next-level accessibility to data that is crucial for combating unlawful employment discrimination.
Access the tool here.