Five federal contractors -- Apple, Google, Hewlett-Packard, IBM and Microsoft -- successfully petitioned for their data to be excluded. Federal contractors are required to file EEO-1 reports annually to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, in which the companies must provide a breakdown of their workforce by sex, race and job category. We received data from 2006 through 2010 for four of the companies. The Labor Department provided just two years of data for Ingram Micro, because it has not contracted with the U.S. government since 2007.
We averaged the data over five years (two years, in Ingram Micro's case), so the totals do not always add up. We also excluded 2006 data for the "officer and manager" and "mid-level officer and manager" for each company, because the EEOC did not count those positions separately until 2007.
The "administration/other" job category combines clerical workers, as well as skilled and unskilled laborers.
The "Asian" race category includes Pacific Islanders.