EEOC Seal

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission



All Statutes
FY 1997 - FY 2013

The following chart represents the total number of charges filed and resolved under all statutes enforced by EEOC (Title VII, ADA, ADEA, EPA, and GINA).

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 FY 2012 FY 2013
Receipts 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 99,412 93,727
Resolutions 106,312 101,470 97,846 93,672 90,106 95,222 87,755 85,259 77,352 74,308 72,442 81,081 85,980 104,999 112,499 111,139 97,252
Resolutions By Type                                  
Settlements 3,992 4,646 6,094 7,937 7,330 8,425 8,401 8,665 8,116 8,500 8,834 8,831 8,634 9,777 10,234 9,524 8,625
  3.8% 4.6% 6.2% 8.5% 8.1% 8.8% 9.6% 10.2% 10.5% 11.4% 12.2% 10.9% 10.0% 9.3% 9.1% 8.6% 8.9%
Withdrawals w/Benefits 3,635 3,219 3,593 3,753 3,654 3,772 3,700 3,827 4,072 4,052 4,122 4,790 4,892 5,391 5,689 5,438 5,497
  3.4% 3.2% 3.7% 4.0% 4.1% 4.0% 4.2% 4.5% 5.3% 5.5% 5.7% 5.9% 5.7% 5.1% 5.1% 4.9% 5.7%
Administrative Closures 30,077 27,118 23,570 19,156 18,636 19,633 15,262 15,416 12,659 12,298 12,865 16,615 16,189 17,330 18,053 16,459 15,456
  28.3% 26.7% 24.1% 20.5% 20.7% 20.6% 17.4% 18.1% 16.4% 16.6% 17.8% 20.5% 18.8% 16.5% 16.0% 14.8% 15.9%
No Reasonable Cause 64,567 61,794 58,174 54,578 51,562 56,514 55,359 53,182 48,079 45,500 42,979 47,152 52,363 67,520 74,198 75,511 64,159
  60.7% 60.9% 59.5% 58.3% 57.2% 59.3% 63.1% 62.4% 62.2% 61.2% 59.3% 58.2% 60.9% 64.3% 66.0% 67.9% 66.0%
Reasonable Cause 4,041 4,693 6,415 8,248 8,924 6,878 5,033 4,169 4,426 3,958 3,642 3,693 3,902 4,981 4,325 4,207 3,515
  3.8% 4.6% 6.6% 8.8% 9.9% 7.2% 5.7% 4.9% 5.7% 5.3% 5.0% 4.6% 4.5% 4.7% 3.8% 3.8% 3.6%
Successful Conciliations 1,041 1,343 1,578 2,040 2,365 1,940 1,432 1,217 1,319 1,141 1,137 1,128 1,240 1,348 1,351 1,591 1,437
  1.0% 1.3% 1.6% 2.2% 2.6% 2.0% 1.6% 1.4% 1.7% 1.5% 1.6% 1.4% 1.4% 1.3% 1.2% 1.4% 1.5%
Unsuccessful Conciliations 3,000 3,350 4,837 6,208 6,559 4,938 3,601 2,952 3,107 2,817 2,505 2,565 2,662 3,633 2,974 2,616 2,078
  2.8% 3.3% 4.9% 6.6% 7.3% 5.2% 4.1% 3.5% 4.0% 3.8% 3.5% 3.2% 3.1% 3.5% 2.6% 2.4% 2.1%
Merit Resolutions 11,668 12,558 16,102 19,938 19,908 19,075 17,134 16,661 16,614 16,510 16,598 17,314 17,428 20,149 20,248 19,169 17,637
  11.0% 12.4% 16.5% 21.3% 22.1% 20.0% 19.5% 19.5% 21.5% 22.2% 22.9% 21.4% 20.3% 19.2% 18.0% 17.2% 18.1%
Monetary Benefits (Millions)* $176.7 $169.2 $210.5 $245.7 $247.8 $257.7 $236.2 $251.7 $271.6 $229.9 $290.6 $274.4 $294.2 $319.4 $364.7 $365.4 $372.1

* Does not include monetary benefits obtained through litigation.

The total of individual percentages may not always sum to 100% due to rounding.

EEOC total workload includes charges carried over from previous fiscal years, new charge receipts and charges transferred to EEOC from Fair Employment Practice Agencies (FEPAs). Resolution of charges each year may therefore exceed receipts for that year because workload being resolved is drawn from a combination of pending, new receipts and FEPA transfer charges rather than from new charges only.

Definitions of Terms

Historical Data