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Today Apple showed that, in some ways, its employees in the U.S. are more diverse than other tech giants — but not by a huge margin.

In a new page on its website, Apple said 55 percent of its employees are white. That makes it more diverse than Google (61 percent), Facebook (57 percent), and Twitter (59 percent).

Yahoo undercuts Apple, as it said 50 percent of its employees in the U.S. are white. LinkedIn puts its own white-employees-in-the-U.S. figure below Apple, too, at 53 percent.

Meanwhile most of Apple’s 98,000 employees worldwide are men — 70 percent to be exact — not unlike Yahoo (62 percent), Google (70 percent), LinkedIn (61 percent), Twitter (79 percent), and Facebook (70 percent).

“As CEO, I’m not satisfied with the numbers on this page,” Apple chief executive Tim Cook said in a letter associated with the newly released numbers. “They’re not new to us, and we’ve been working hard for quite some time to improve them. We are making progress, and we’re committed to being as innovative in advancing diversity as we are in developing our products.”

In addition to providing figures on the gender of Apple employees worldwide and a breakdown of racial makeup nationwide, the company also released statistics on diversity among employees in technology and leadership positions.

Sixty-four percent of people in leadership roles in the U.S. are white, Apple said. The comparable number at Twitter is 72 percent, and at Google, it’s also 72 percent. At Facebook, whites hold 74 percent of senior-level roles.

Globally, Apple said men hold 72 percent of its leadership positions. That compares with 79 percent at Twitter and Google and 77 percent at Facebook.


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