The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently released figures for the number of race discrimination charged filed in fiscal year 2012. While California saw a decrease in cases filed, the numbers increased nationwide.
Here's a look at the 2012 EEOC Workplace Race Discrimination Statistics
- 33,512 race discrimination charges were filed in the United States, an increase of 5.3% over 2011.
- Nationally, race discrimination charges rank first in numbers of filings and make up 33.7% of all charges filed.
- $100.9 million dollars worth of monetary recoveries were made nationally from race discrimination cases.
- 2,299 race discrimination charges were filed in California, down 3% over 2011
- California charges account for 6.9% of the total race discrimination charges in the country.
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