Google employment by race, 2020

In the U.S. population as a whole, 13.4% of the population is Black. At a company like Google, with more than 100,000 employees, equity would suggest that roughly 13.4% of Google’s total employees would be Black. They are not.

As the table below shows, the percentage of Black employees, at 3.7%, is far below what equity would dictate. The same holds with Latinex employees at 5.9% (vs 18.3% of the overall population). The percentage of White employees (51.7%) is also lower than the total population (which is 60.4% White).

Meanwhile, Asian employees, at 41.9% of Google’s workforce, are significantly over-represented versus that group’s 5.9% share of the overall population.

Both Black and Latinx employment have been increasing over the past couple of years, but both are still far short of reflecting the share of either group in the broader U.S. population.

% 2020 % 2019 % 2018
Black 3.7% 3.3% 2.5%
White 51.7% 54.4% 53.1%
Asian 41.9% 39.8% 36.3%
Latinx 5.9% 5.7% 3.6%
Native American 0.8% 0.8% 0.3%
2 or more races 4.2%
Source: Google

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