Apple has published its own employee diversity numbers – and they don't look much different from those of other big tech firms.
The House That Jobs Built said it had some work to do in terms of diversifying a workforce that is largely white and male – particularly in tech and leadership positions.
"As CEO, I'm not satisfied with the numbers on this page. They're not new to us, and we've been working hard for quite some time to improve them," said Apple CEO Tim Cook.
"We are making progress, and we're committed to being as innovative in advancing diversity as we are in developing our products."
The Cupertino giant said that overall its staff is 55 per cent white and 15 per cent Asian in the US. Hispanic employees account for 11 per cent, while 7 per cent of employees identify as black, again in the US. According to the United States' 2010 census, 77.7 per cent of the population is white; 5.3 per cent is Asian; 17.1 per cent is Hispanic or Latino; and 13.2 per cent is black or African American.