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Charge Statistics
FY 1997 Through FY 2011

The number for total charges reflects the number of individual charge filings. Because individuals often file charges claiming multiple types of discrimination, the number of total charges for any given fiscal year will be less than the total of the ten types of discrimination listed.

The data are compiled by the Office of Research, Information and Planning from data reported via the quarterly reconciled Data Summary Reports and compiled from EEOC's Charge Data System and, from FY 2004 forward, EEOC's Integrated Mission System.

  FY 1997  FY 1998  FY 1999  FY 2000  FY 2001  FY 2002  FY 2003  FY 2004  FY 2005  FY 2006  FY 2007 FY 2008 FY 2009 FY 2010 FY 2011
Total Charges 80,680 79,591 77,444 79,896 80,840 84,442 81,293 79,432 75,428 75,768 82,792 95,402 93,277 99,922 99,947
Race 29,199 28,820 28,819 28,945 28,912 29,910 28,526 27,696 26,740 27,238 30,510 33,937 33,579 35,890 35,395
36.2% 36.2% 37.3% 36.2% 35.8% 35.4% 35.1% 34.9% 35.5% 35.9% 37.0% 35.6% 36.0% 35.9% 35.4%
Sex 24,728 24,454 23,907 25,194 25,140 25,536 24,362 24,249 23,094 23,247 24,826 28,372 28,028 29,029 28,534
30.7% 30.7% 30.9% 31.5% 31.1% 30.2% 30.0% 30.5% 30.6% 30.7% 30.1% 29.7% 30.0% 29.1% 28.5%
National Origin 6,712 6,778 7,108 7,792 8,025 9,046 8,450 8,361 8,035 8,327 9,396 10,601 11,134 11,304 11,833
8.3% 8.5% 9.2% 9.8% 9.9% 10.7% 10.4% 10.5% 10.7% 11.0% 11.4% 11.1% 11.9% 11.3% 11.8%
Religion 1,709 1,786 1,811 1,939 2,127 2,572 2,532 2,466 2,340 2,541 2,880 3,273 3,386 3,790 4,151
2.1% 2.2% 2.3% 2.4% 2.6% 3.0% 3.1% 3.1% 3.1% 3.4% 3.5% 3.4% 3.6% 3.8% 4.2%
Color 762 965 1,303 1,290 1,135 1,381 1,550 930 1,069 1,241 1,735 2,698 2,943 2,780 2,832
0.9% 1.2% 1.7% 1.6% 1.4% 1.6% 1.9% 1.2% 1.4% 1.6% 2.1% 2.8% 3.2% 2.8% 2.8%
Retaliation - All Statutes 18,198 19,114 19,694 21,613 22,257 22,768 22,690 22,740 22,278 22,555 26,663 32,690 33,613 36,258 37,334
22.6% 24.0% 25.4% 27.1% 27.5% 27.0% 27.9% 28.6% 29.5% 29.8% 32.3% 34.3% 36.0% 36.3% 37.4%
Retaliation - Title VII only 16,394 17,246 17,883 19,753 20,407 20,814 20,615 20,240 19,429 19,560 23,371 28,698 28,948 30,948 31,429
20.3% 21.7% 23.1% 24.7% 25.2% 24.6% 25.4% 25.5% 25.8% 25.8% 28.3% 30.1% 31.0% 31.0% 31.4%
Age 15,785 15,191 14,141 16,008 17,405 19,921 19,124 17,837 16,585 16,548 19,103 24,582 22,778 23,264 23,465
19.6% 19.1% 18.3% 20.0% 21.5% 23.6% 23.5% 22.5% 22.0% 21.8% 23.2% 25.8% 24.4% 23.3% 23.5%
Disability 18,108 17,806 17,007 15,864 16,470 15,964 15,377 15,376 14,893 15,575 17,734 19,453 21,451 25,165 25,742
22.4% 22.4% 22.0% 19.9% 20.4% 18.9% 18.9% 19.4% 19.7% 20.6% 21.4% 20.4% 23.0% 25.2% 25.8%
Equal Pay Act 1,134 1,071 1,044 1,270 1,251 1,256 1,167 1,011 970 861 818 954 942 1,044 919
1.4% 1.3% 1.3% 1.6% 1.5% 1.5% 1.4% 1.3% 1.3% 1.1% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0% 0.9%
GINA 201 245
0.2% 0.2%

Historical Data