Since Google revealed its lack of diversity last May, there have been a series of confessions from tech companies about the demographics of their workforce.
The latest company to follow the trend is Apple, who revealed that its diversity is similar to the rest of Silicon Valley. Like the rest of its brethren in the tech industry, Apple is primarily male, white and Asian.
In the company's diversity report, it revealed that 70 percent of its entire workforce is male. This mirrors the gender numbers of one of its rivals, Google, which published a similar 70 percent rate in its diversity data.
While the numbers aren't terribly disappointing considering its at par with other tech companies, Apple CEO Tim Cook has expressed dissatisfaction with his company's numbers, saying that he is trying to make changes to the company's make-up.
"Let me say up front: 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. We are making progress, and we're committed to being as innovative in advancing diversity as we are in developing our products," Cook said.
The company, which currently has 98,000 employees around the world, has recently made hired and promoted employees that boosts diversity. Cook mentioned executives such as Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue and Senior Vice President of Retail and Online Stores Angela Ahrendts.
In the United States, 55 percent of the company's employees are white. Asian workers account for 15 percent of the company's head count, followed by Hispanics at 11 percent. The ethnicity breakdown becomes more homogenous when it comes to employees in leadership positions. Currently, 64 percent of the company's high-ranking employees are white, followed by Asians at 21 percent and blacks at 6 percent.
Tech companies have faced pressure from civil rights groups, led by the Rev. Jesse Jackson, to reveal their diversity data. In an interview with the New York Times, Jackson applauded Cook's decision to release the information under his signature and called the report a step in the right direction.