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National Origin-Based Charges
FY 1997 - FY 2013

The following chart represents the total number of charges  filed and resolved under Title VII alleging national origin-based discrimination.

The data are compiled by the Office of Research, Information and Planning from data 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 6,712 6,778 7,108 7,792 8,025 9,046 8,450 8,361 8,035 8,327 9,396 10,601 11,134 11,304 11,833 10,883 10,642
Resolutions 8,795 8,482 8,750 8,691 8,899 9,952 9,172 8,943 8,319 8,181 7,773 8,498 9,644 12,494 13,749 12,364 11,307
Resolutions By Type                                  
Settlements 291 307 458 630 668 817 839 815 803 778 848 891 875 917 1,113 984 865
  3.3% 3.6% 5.2% 7.2% 7.5% 8.2% 9.1% 9.1% 9.7% 9.5% 10.9% 10.5% 9.1% 7.3% 8.1% 8.0% 7.7%
Withdrawals w/Benefits 222 262 280 276 341 350 333 362 423 376 354 452 475 535 527 516 600
  2.5% 3.1% 3.2% 3.2% 3.8% 3.5% 3.6% 4.0% 5.1% 4.6% 4.6% 5.3% 4.9% 4.3% 3.8% 4.2% 5.3%
Administrative Closures 2,258 2,211 2,087 1,538 1,448 1,561 1,353 1,365 1,240 1,157 1,227 1,351 1,732 2,008 2,302 1,653 1,801
  25.7% 26.1% 23.9% 17.7% 16.3% 15.7% 14.8% 15.3% 14.9% 14.1% 15.8% 15.9% 18.0% 16.1% 16.7% 13.4% 15.9%
No Reasonable Cause 5,710 5,439 5,486 5,502 5,461 6,290 6,117 5,951 5,316 5,358 4,939 5,414 6,152 7,910 9,031 8,676 7,629
  64.9% 64.1% 62.7% 63.3% 61.4% 63.2% 66.7% 66.5% 63.9% 65.5% 63.5% 63.7% 63.8% 63.3% 65.7% 70.2% 67.5%
Reasonable Cause 314 263 439 745 981 934 530 450 537 512 405 390 410 1,124 776 535 412
  3.6% 3.1% 5.0% 8.6% 11.0% 9.4% 5.8% 5.0% 6.5% 6.3% 5.2% 4.6% 4.3% 9.0% 5.6% 4.3% 3.6%
Successful Conciliations 79 60 98 159 229 168 112 145 122 106 126 132 122 177 118 207 141
  0.9% 0.7% 1.1% 1.8% 2.6% 1.7% 1.2% 1.6% 1.5% 1.3% 1.6% 1.6% 1.3% 1.4% 0.9% 1.7% 1.2%
Unsuccessful Conciliations 235 203 341 586 752 766 418 305 415 406 279 258 288 947 658 328 271
  2.7% 2.4% 3.9% 6.7% 8.5% 7.7% 4.6% 3.4% 5.0% 5.0% 3.6% 3.0% 3.0% 7.6% 4.8% 2.7% 2.4%
Merit Resolutions 827 832 1,177 1,651 1,990 2,101 1,702 1,627 1,763 1,666 1,607 1,733 1,760 2,576 2,416 2,035 1,877
  9.4% 9.8% 13.5% 19.0% 22.4% 21.1% 18.6% 18.2% 21.2% 20.4% 20.7% 20.4% 18.2% 20.6% 17.6% 16.5% 16.6%
Monetary Benefits (Millions)* $9.1 $11.2 $19.7 $15.7 $48.1 $21.0 $21.3 $22.3 $19.4 $21.2 $22.8 $25.4 $25.7 $29.6 $34.1 $37.0 $35.3

* 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.

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