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The Number of Women in Management Grows as African Americans' Share Declines

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Women’s representation in U.S. management ranks is slowly increasing, while the share of African-American managers has slipped since the last recession, according to a report released today by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Women made up 38.6 percent of officials and managers in 2013, up from 37.5 percent in 2008, according to the report, which tracked employment trends among women and minorities since 1966. The EEOC looked at filings by some 70,000 U.S. companies that employ at least 100 people, businesses required to report gender and ethnicity with the government agency.